Following up on their iOS and web updates, Twitter has now begun rolling out a new Popular Articles feature in their Android app. The update requires that you have the latest version of their app but this new feature is a cloud-side change that is rolling out to users.
The new Popular Articles feature is based on the interaction with articles from those that you follow on the service. In other words, if a handful of those that you follow on Twitter like or retweet an article, it will show up in this new section.
You will be able to find the new Popular Articles section in the Search tab within the app.
The assumption that Twitter is making with this new feature is that those whom you follow have similar interests to your own. It is a reasonably safe assumption for the most part although most of us on Twitter always have one or two people we follow for the WTF factor.
Make sure you have the latest version of the app and when you are in the Search area, scroll down to find the new Popular Articles section. You’ll even be able to see who has liked it of those you follow.