05/14/2012 05:35 pm ET Updated May 14, 2012

Twitter Email Digest: Social Network Will Send Best Of The Week To Your Inbox

If the worst thing about being sick is that you were too tired to check Twitter, fret no more. It just became easier for you to stay involved with your network.

Twitter on Monday unveiled a weekly email digest option that sends the best of Twitter to your inbox.

The digest email will include the most relevant tweets in your network along with the most engaging tweets seen by people you follow, Othman Laraki, director of Growth and International, revealed in a blog post today.

Laraki further explained the layout of the email:

Stories feature a design similar to the recently updated Discover tab, emphasizing who shared each story beneath summaries to help you decide which ones matter most to you. Click any headline to finish reading the story, add your take by tweeting directly from the email, and see related Tweets from the people you follow.

The email digest, like Twitter's Discover tab, is another component of the network's major redesign -- a process the company began in December. The Discover tab shares real-time stories and popular tweets using an algorithm that chooses links based on your personal preferences.

The latest Twitter announcement may be a result of the company's recent acquisition of Summify, as VentureBeat reports. Twitter in January bought the social summary company, which offered curated content based on interest, and shut down the service and brought a handful of Summify employees into the Twitter fold. Email marketing provider ResoEngine, another recent Twitter acquisition, may have also have played a part in the development of the email digest.

All Twitter users will receive the email digest as it rolls out over the next few weeks. To opt out, users will have to manually change their email preferences in their Twitter settings.



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