Twitter Provides New, Simplified Choice to Pin a Timeline of Newest Tweets
Twitter’s seeking to make it simpler for individuals to entry the most recent tweets from customers that they observe, with a brand new choice to pin a ‘Latest Tweets’ timeline, so you possibly can merely swipe throughout to see an algorithm-free tweet feed.
As you possibly can see right here, now, whenever you faucet on the star icon to view tweets in reverse chronological order, you’ll even have the choice to pin your ‘Newest’ timeline, which can then add it as a swipeable, everlasting different feed.
That addresses consumer requires a reverse chronological tweet feed, and whereas Twitter has had this sorting choice available to users since 2018, the added capability to create a separate, real-time stream of your newest tweets will make it an much more accessible consideration, offering a better approach to keep away from algorithm sorting.
Which, curiously sufficient, is what former CEO Jack Dorsey primarily proposed final August, with this tweet.
I used @getvicarious to create and sync a listing of all accounts I’m following, set that checklist to be reverse chron, named it “Newest” and pinned it, and now I can shortly swipe between ranked (algorithm) and all tweets as they occur
(impressed by an thought from group) pic.twitter.com/ZfSg9pGeds
— jack⚡️ (@jack) August 12, 2021
Which was a bit odd on the time, as a result of Dorsey was nonetheless answerable for the app. Like, if he noticed such worth on this choice, why not make it an precise, native tweet addition, versus utilizing a third-party app?
Which is what Twitter has now finished – which it really launched to some users back in October, although in a barely completely different kind.
High Tweets first or newest Tweets first? We’re making it simpler to modify between the 2 timelines and know which one you’re scrolling.
Now testing with a few of you on iOS: swipe between “Dwelling” and “Newest” on the Dwelling tab to decide on which Tweets you see first. pic.twitter.com/LoyAN4cONu
— Twitter Help (@TwitterSupport) October 12, 2021
Now, all customers can have the choice to create a swipeable ‘Newest’ feed, in the event that they select, versus it being robotically added. So when you like the present feed, no drawback, however if you would like the choice to take a look at the most recent tweets as they arrive by, you can too do this.
How well-liked it is going to be is troublesome to guess. Twitter’s change to a default algorithm feed has been efficient, with tweet engagement steadily rising because it rolled out the choice, which presents your tweets primarily based on total engagement, in addition to your private interactive behaviors within the app.
However on the similar time, many Twitter customers view the algorithm-defined feed as being opposite to what Twitter is all about, in highlighting the most recent information and updates in real-time. Because of this, requires the removing of the Twitter algorithm have continued over time, and though, as famous, Twitter has supplied an choice to modify over to a ‘Newest’ feed for the previous three years, the truth that your stream reverts to the algorithm, and which you could’t set ‘Newest’ because the default, has pissed off some customers.
This could tackle these considerations – as long as customers realize it.
At least, it ought to assist to quell some angst over the algorithm-defined feed, by offering a easy choice to keep away from tweet rating when you select.