Twitter has been revisiting some of its old components of late and at that, the tweeting platform had seen numerous changes over a short space of time
Twitter has its own way of ensuring that it favorite users stick to the platform and to achieve this, the company is known for revisiting some of the unpopular components of the platform; while, the most recent is a previous change in the system algorithm; a Facebook-style, algorithm-based timeline feature in early 2016. It wasn’t universally loved, however, prompting the social network to conduct a test earlier this year to gauge interest in the old timeline.
Now the company has revisited the issue, hence, you can switch between the latest and top tweets in your timeline, by simply tapping the new sparkle icon at the top-right of the screen. The feature is available from today onward on iOS and will be heading to Android and the web after the holidays. There has not been any official date yet, but it sure will be made available much sooner than later.
Most recently, it is now possible to disable “Show best tweets first” for a while now but doing so didn’t truly revert back to the old way of ordering things.
It’s one of several core tenet changes Twitter has embarked on in recent memory. In November 2017, Twitter expanded its character limit from 140 to 280 in hopes of reducing cramming. Last month, the company tweaked profiles on iOS to put more emphasis on names and bios (and less emphasis on follower counts). This came after Twitter purge locked accounts from follower counts over the summer, and right now, you can switch between the latest and top tweets in your timeline with a single button push.
Who else is interested in checking the new feature out? You just must have an iPhone to do that at the moment.