Microblogging site Twitter has added around 160 new locations to its Trends feature that allows users to see what's trending locally in any of the cities. The new set appears to have added seven more Indian cities.
The last expansion of Trends to new geographies was done in December 2012 and at that time, a total of 14 Indian cities figured in the Trends feature. Twitter initially added around half a dozen Indian cities when it started location-based Trends feature a year ago.
The current set of Indian cities include Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Bangalore, Bhopal, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Indore, Jaipur, Kanpur, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, Nagpur, Patna, Pune, Rajkot, Ranchi, Srinagar, Surat and Thane.
It seems that the company is tapping the Indian market big-time. Only recently, Twitter announced that its archiving tool would be available in 12 non-English languages including Hindi, among others.
Trends appear on the left side of one's Twitter page, enabling him to track what's hot around the world, within a country or locally, in a city. To find these new locations, users have to click 'change' on the Trends sidebar on the page and select the city or country they want.
In the latest expansion of the services globally, Twitter has added Belgium, Greece, Kenya, Norway, Poland, Portugal and Ukraine among the new countries who get Trends for the first time, as well as some 130 new cities.
(Edited by Sanghamitra Mandal)