Supermarket tweet: Twitter ankles balloon in product, places shopping frenzy

Next time you hear the beep, think of the fun ... Or not

Twitter has began testing new shopping features on the micro-blogging site and app as the firm seeks more ways to bolster its revenue.

The San Fancisco-based company said in a blog post on Friday that it was playing around with two new functions to "make it easier for you to discover rich and relevant content about products and places on Twitter."

In other words, the service is set to become even more weighed down by brands to allow Twitter to pursue more cash from advertising.

It said that, at this stage, its product and place pages were being tested. They will be bloated out with vids and images alongside the types of details you might expect to see when shopping for items elsewhere on the web.

For example, the "Buy on Twitter" button will be a significant feature of the new product page.

And – just like Google+ – Twitter has also launched "collections" with a small numbers of partners. Here's one from tits 'n' dragons drama Game of Thrones. ®

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