TWITTER has reintroduced a chronological timeline for its users.
Since 2016, the social media site used by hundreds of millions worldwide has shown tweets in an order determined by its algorithm based on popularity and relevance.
🆕 if you turn off timeline ranking in settings today, you’ll see all the tweets from people you follow in reverse chronological order…no “in case you missed it” or tweets the people you follow “liked”. https://t.co/F9qOg9aC22
— jack (@jack) September 18, 2018
But now the “show the best tweets first” setting has been updated, meaning users can switch back to a timeline that shows tweets from people they follow in the order that they were posted.
The “In case you missed it” section will also disappear with this change in settings, as well as recommended tweets from users you don’t follow.
It’s a move many users have been calling for for a while, growing frustrated at being unable to view content in reverse chronological order.
Twitter say they’ll introduce an easier way to switch between the two timeline views in the coming weeks.
The company said: “We’re working on new ways to give you more control over your timeline.
“We’ve learned that when showing the best Tweets first, people find Twitter more relevant and useful. However, we’ve heard feedback from people who at times prefer to see the most recent Tweets.
“Our goal with the timeline is to balance showing you the most recent Tweets with the best Tweets you’re likely to care about, but we don’t always get this balance right.”