Twitter Restores Chronological Timeline Order After Years Of Public Backlash

  • Twitter Restores Chronological Timeline Order After Years Of Public Backlash

Twitter Restores Chronological Timeline Order After Years Of Public Backlash

This is sure to be a welcome change for many Twitter power users out there, as it'll get them closer to the way Twitter used to be, giving you a reverse chronological feed without extra tweets popping up from accounts that they don't follow.

Twitter announced in a series of tweets Monday it will soon offer users the option of a timeline that will display tweets in reverse chronological order based on when they were sent.

Twitter has been monkeying with users' timelines for the past couple of years to make them more engaging, but now the social network is going back to basics.

Until the new toggle options appear, Twitter will allow users to toggle between the "Show the best Tweets first" setting and seeing tweets only from people subscribers know in reverse chronological order.

Be on the lookout for an update that gives you that toggle!

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.

"We're working on making it easier for people to control their Twitter timeline, including providing an easy switch to see the most recent tweets", said Twitter Product Lead Kayvon Beykpour.

Since 2016, the platform had highlighted relevant tweets to users on its timeline, though they weren't necessarily the latest tweets. Now if you disable the "Show the best Tweets first". your most recent tweets will only be from people you follow. Since then, tweets are displayed according to what the system thinks a user likes to see.

In the statement, Twitter said that while people who use its algorithm-based feed find the service to be "more relevant and useful", it also acknowledged that some people prefer to see just see the latest tweets.

And so, Twitter is now bringing back the chronological timeline.

This comes only a couple of weeks after Twitter briefly tested a feature that would recommend people to unfollow if your timeline was getting a little convoluted. How do you feel about the change?