Twitter offers profile peeks in timeline test – CNET

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Twitter is testing a feature that would make it easier to check out an account without leaving your timeline. 

The social network said Wednesday that a small portion of iOS users can now tap any handle in a tweet to see a preview of an account. From there, they can choose to tap “follow,” then jump right back to their timeline. 

        </figure>"We want you to know who is behind the accounts that appear on your timeline," the company <a href="https://twitter.com/TwitterSafety/status/1095784277864722433" target="_blank" data-component="externalLink" rel="noopener">tweeted</a>. "With this experiment, we're working to make it easier to learn who is behind an account."

A Twitter representative said the experiment will roll out to Android users soon.

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