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Why #Bihar is trending in Pakistan

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New Delhi: Even as the Bihar assembly poll results trickled in on Sunday, the hashtag #Bihar began trending in Pakistan with Twitterati there closely following the latest updates. Such interest in a local Indian election was unprecedented. So what aroused their curiosity in this regard?

A few days ago BJP President Amit Shah had made a controversial remark saying that if his party lost Bihar polls Pakistan would celebrate by bursting crackers. Shah was thereafter accused of attempting to polarize Bihar along religious lines.

Here’s a look at some of the interesting tweets by Pakistanis on Sunday:

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Twitter Testing ‘Subscribe to Conversation’ Feature For its Users

Although, there was no indication yet if or when Twitter will deploy the change platform-wide

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Twitter on a smartphone device. Pixabay

Micro-blogging site Twitter is testing a “subscibe to conversation” feature that would notify users everytime a tweet is added to the conversation in order to keep up with it, without actually becoming a part of the thread.

The prototype feature, that comes as a bell icon above conversation threads was spotted by reverse engineer Jane Manchun in the app’s Android version.

“This is part of our work to make Twitter more conversational,” the micro-blogging site said on Friday.

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This April 26, 2017, photo shows the Twitter app icon on a mobile phone in Philadelphia. VOA

Lately, Twitter has been exploring new ways of protecting its users from hate, abusive content and fake news.

“Because of this ‘subscribe to conversation’ feature, users would not need to like or comment in a thread to receive updates and this could add a bit of anonymity,” Engadget reported.

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Although, there was no indication yet if or when Twitter will deploy the change platform-wide

Earlier this week, the company launched its beta app “Twttr” that comes with special colour specifications for conversations. It has also been experimenting with profile preview feature and an “original tweeter” labels. (IANS)