In the midst of the platform’s ongoing chaos, Twitter has added a new feature that allows you to search for cryptocurrency prices and listed stocks.
Simply type the dollar symbol, followed by the appropriate ticker symbol. Twitter will display the current price if you type “$GOOG” and “$ETH” into the search bar.
Although it works in some cases without the $ symbol, it is less consistent and does not always return the requested cryptocurrency or stock prices.
When it works, users will see a static image of today’s stock prices and a chart with no information on the X and Y axes. It’s most likely a price graph for the stock’s most recent closing price, but this isn’t always obvious.
Anyone who wants to learn more about a cryptocurrency or stock can do so by clicking the “View on Robinhood” button.
$Cashtags, now with data ?
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— Twitter Business (@TwitterBusiness) December 21, 2022
According to app researcher Jane Manchun Wong, the logo in the image suggests that Twitter is sourcing data from TradingView.
It is unclear whether the social media company will collaborate commercially with Robinhood or TradingView.
Twitter did not specify which symbols were included in the newly added stock price search results list.
In the coming weeks, it promises to improve the user experience and make symbols more compatible.
The stock prices for companies like Zoom ($ZM) and Airbnb ($ABNB) did not appear in the Twitter search at the time of writing.
Twitter is in disarray
Twitter has had a busy few months since Musk took over the company. The company quickly removed a policy from its website that prohibited links and handles to social media networks such as Facebook, Instagram, and Mastadon.
Blue for Business, which allows businesses to identify their employees and brands with an additional badge, was also introduced by the company.
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