Twitter Makes Switching Back to a Chronological Timeline Simpler Than Ever
Twitter is planning to rejig its timeline again. Users who weren’t too keen on the social media platform’s decision to switch from a chronologically-ordered timeline to an algorithm-based feed will be happy to note it’s reverting back. The company announced that the app has been updated in order for users to opt to make the switch.
5/ Meanwhile, today we updated the “Show the best Tweets first” setting. When off, you’ll only see Tweets from people you follow in reverse chronological order. Previously when turned off, you’d also see “In case you missed it” and recommended Tweets from people you don’t follow.
— Twitter Support (@TwitterSupport) September 17, 2018
In the ‘Settings’ function, a toggle button for “show the best tweets first” should be available to switch off. After which, your tweets should appear in reverse chronological order. Prior to the update, if this toggle was left unticked, the timeline would automatically show recommendations for tweets that you’d miss or didn’t follow.
Twitter also revealed that in the coming weeks, it will introduce “an easily accessible way” for users to switch between the two timelines.
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