Twitter has released a new feature dubbed 'Recap' that allows users to catch up on Tweets missed while they were offline.

The new feature will highlight a selection of tweets users missed when offline.

The new feature includes what the micro blogging site thinks to be the best tweets to the top of a user's timeline the next time they open their Twitter account, reports said.

It works like Facebook's news feed that presents status updates and posts in a ranked manner. It is the first major Twitter feature beyond promoted tweets and adverts to sort tweets in a non-chronological fashion, the report added.

The new feature aims at preserving important tweets that could get drowned out by the rapid flow of tweets on a daily basis. More than 500 million tweets are sent a daily basis, with many users following hundreds of accounts.