Twitter has today launched its new swipeable timeline option, which will make it simpler for users to switch between the algorithm-defined main feed (which includes recommended tweets from people you don’t follow) and a chronological feed of only users that you follow in the app.
This change was first mentioned by Twitter CEO Elon Musk over the weekend.
See the Tweets you want to see. Starting today on iOS, swipe between tabs to see Tweets recommended “For you” or Tweets from the accounts you’re “Following.”— Twitter Support (@TwitterSupport) January 11, 2023
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Although Twitter has changed the names of the feeds for “For You” and “Following,” as opposed to “Home” and “Latest Tweets,” the new procedure is essentially the same.
The option to pin a swipeable feed of the “Latest Tweets” was available after tapping the star icon in the top right corner of the app, which Twitter had already launched in March of last year.
The Home and Latest timelines are now just a swipe away for everyone on iOS, and soon on Android and web.— Twitter Support (@TwitterSupport) March 10, 2022
Tap the ✨ icon to pin (or unpin) the Latest timeline to your Home tab for easy access. https://t.co/cj7ofY3CZq pic.twitter.com/XR0ALOQ5Y6
This might be a more advantageous option now than it was last year, as Twitter currently shows as many recommended updates as it can into user feeds in an effort to encourage users to explore more of the app’s features and maintain their attention for longer sessions.
The distinction is that because Twitter’s algorithm is terrible, you wind up receiving hazy and tangentially connected tweets based on what the people you follow have liked or followed, which is not a very interesting experience.
Users will also pressure Twitter to make the “following” feed the default, as they did last time. As a result, Twitter reversed the change because users were upset that they couldn’t make the feed their primary option.
However, it still makes some logic and might offer many consumers a better experience. Now accessible on iOS is the new swipeable feeds feature. Android’s availability is still unknown.