Your Twitter Feed Can Be a Chronological Timeline Again

Ruben Fields
September 18, 2018

"However, we´ve heard feedback from people who at times prefer to see the most recent tweets".

While Facebook struggles to make its algorithmically generated timelines balanced, and relevant, it's interesting to see Twitter taking the opposite approach, giving users the option to eliminate the automated suggestions completely.

It's been a long time coming, but we can finally organize our Twitter timelines in a way that makes ideal sense again.

For now, Twitter is updating its "Show the best tweets first" setting.

Starting today, Twitter has announced in a tweet a change in the setting's behavior so that those who wish to view only their most recent tweets can do so. Twitter's policy of showing the "Best Tweets First" meant that the timeline was a confusing mess, but there is hope on the horizon with the social media company's Support account tweeting that may soon be possible to manually switch to a timeline that makes sense chronologically.

Since 2016, the platform had highlighted relevant tweets to users on its timeline, though they weren't necessarily the latest tweets. However, it also has received input from some Twitter members that occasionally they would like to see their Twitter feed in chronological order. After which, your tweets should appear in reverse chronological order.

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A user has to flip on the feature in settings from the iOS or Android Twitter app.

"At any point, just pull-to-refresh to see all new tweets at the top in the live, up-to-the-second experience you already know and love", said Twitter.

When off, you'll only see Tweets from people you follow in reverse chronological order.

Twitter is making changes to allow users to switch back to a chronological timeline, two years after replacing it with an algorithm-generated feed of the "best" tweets.

What do you think of the news?

If you're not a super fan of Twitter's current algorithmic timeline, you'll be pleased to learn that the micro-blogging site announced that it will test an accessible way created to let you switch back to the chronological arrangement more easily in the next few weeks.

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