Twitter has faded in recent years due to resistance to a chronological timeline. In a series of tweets today, however, Twitter announced that it works on "new ways to give you more control" about what you see in your timeline.
Twitter has long offered the "Show the best tweets first" setting, which would be a step towards offering a chronological timeline. However, the setting would still have the & # 39; section in case you missed it & # 39; insert in your timeline, and tweets from people you do not follow.
Today, however, Twitter says it updates the "show the best tweets first" setting to show only tweets from people you follow, and to show those tweets in reverse chronological order – meaning you'll see the latest tweets first .
Twitter says that this new institution will be rolled out somewhere in the coming weeks, but as usual does not offer additional details. The announcement comes one month after Twitter has killed many functions of third-party applications by terminating several APIs.
Here is Twitter's complete tweetstorm about his efforts to give you more control over what you see in your timeline:
In the future, Twitter says it's the intention to replace the "tone the best tweets first setting" with something that's easier to access and let you switch between seeing tweets that are "most relevant to you" and the last one to be.
We have learned that people find Twitter the most relevant and useful when they show the best tweets first. However, we have heard feedback from people who sometimes prefer the most recent tweets.
Our goal with the timeline is to find a balance between the most recent tweets with the best tweets that you probably find interesting, but we do not always get this balance right. We are therefore working to offer you an easily accessible way to switch between a timeline with Tweets that are most relevant to you and a timeline with the latest tweets. You will see us testing this in the coming weeks.
Meanwhile, today we have the setting & # 39; Show the best tweets first & # 39; updated. When you're out, you only see Tweets of people you follow in reverse chronological order. Previously when disabled, you will also see "In case you missed it" and Tweets from people you do not follow.
Our plan is to eventually replace this setting when the more easily accessible switch described above is available.