Twitter officially makes change to its timeline; new feature is disabled by default

Twitter officially makes change to its timeline; new feature is disabled by default
Twitter has announced today the change to its timeline that many users of the social media app had been worried about. But as it turns out, they had no reason to be worried after all. The new feature will allow a subscriber to view the tweets that are deemed to be more important to him/her right at the very top of the user's timeline. These will be recent tweets shown in reverse chronological order. The rest of a subscriber's tweets will be displayed underneath, in reverse chronological order. Pull the page to refresh, and any new tweets will show up right on top.

This new feature has to be enabled by the Twitter user in the settings page. Otherwise, there will be no changes and things will remain status quo. Twitter will use an algorithm to determine which tweets are more important to each individual subscriber. While testing the new feature, it was discovered that those using the new timeline were more likely to use Twitter more by sending out new tweets and retweeting older ones.

The changes will be launched in the "coming weeks," but not before Twitter gets some feedback first. You can test this new timeline out by going into the settings of your Twitter account and selecting 'Show me the best Tweets first.' Comments and feedback can be sent to Twitter at this link.

source: Twitter via Crackberry

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10 Comments

2. Zylam

Posts: 1813; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

I really hate twitter, and all the social networks. Something about them just really gets to me.

7. Bm888

Posts: 517; Member since: Jul 06, 2015

The best social apps for me are Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp and 2go, for some reason I've never liked twitter.. It's more a corporate and broadcast media than social app

9. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

My favourite social app is called real life

10. Sovat_fc

Posts: 224; Member since: Aug 30, 2014

According to a study, those who use Twitter are more creative than those on Facebook.

8. joevsyou

Posts: 1091; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

their design is just down right horrible

3. Joaopedromartins

Posts: 13; Member since: Feb 04, 2016

Hate this s**t Xabilau

6. nomiking8

Posts: 16; Member since: Dec 29, 2014

crap!!

11. martinjhm271

Posts: 45; Member since: Aug 16, 2015

amazing!

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