Twitter moves to #1 on Apple App Store for “US News” following Elon Musk’s takeover

Twitter moved to the number one spot for news in the Apple App Store following Elon Musk’s acquisition of the platform.

Twitter has been on this ranking since January 9, 2023, but this is not the first time that Elon Musk has bought it.

The graphs from Data.Ai below show that as of October 12, 2022, Twitter’s rising rank in the Apple App Store was number seven for US news.

On October 28, just after Elon Musk’s purchase of Twitter was finalized, the app’s ranking dropped to number six before yo-yo-ing between numbers six and seven and then number one on November 9, 2022.

Twitter moves to #1 on Apple App Store for “US News” following Elon Musk’s takeover
Source: Teslarati

Between December 11, 2022, and January 8, 2023, Twitter’s ranking jumped from the number two spot to number six before reaching number one on January 9, 2023.

At the time of this writing, Twitter is currently available in the Apple App Store in the U.S. The number one spot for news. It was ranked 11th, the lowest since Elon Musk bought the platform in November.

Twitter’s download rank has consistently been number one for US news since Elon Musk bought the platform and only dropped to the number two spot on Saturday, October 22, before climbing back to the number one spot the next day.

Elon Musk has pointed several times to the value of Twitter as a news source. He noted that Twitter itself delivers instant news from real sources and that the platform was like “open-sourcing the news”.

He also said that local news organizations are “underappreciated and should receive more prominence on Twitter.”

Ahead of Twitter’s first number on Monday, Elon Musk shared updates about Twitter’s formatting features on Sunday evening.

In response to Noah Blum, Elon Musk said that tweets of 4,000 words would have the same timeline screen space as other tweets, with an option to click through for more.

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Information Source: Teslarati

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