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.
The announcement comes after Twitter users have come up with ways to try and circumvent the algorithmic timeline. To recall, back in 2016, Twitter stated that it would only show "most important tweets" on its platform, which disappointed several users, but the company has now revealed its plans for bringing back the old chronological feed.
In the meantime, Twitter has updated the "Show the best Tweets first" setting.
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.
Two years ago, Twitter pulled the rug from under their users when they switched their chronological timeline to a odd relevance timeline.
Then the company started mucking around with engagement analytics and introduced curated feeds in order to give people more of what they wanted. So, we're working on providing you with an easily accessible way to switch between a timeline of Tweets that are most relevant for you and a timeline of the latest Tweets. After which, your tweets should appear in reverse chronological order. This feature will be tested in the coming weeks. But first, some context: Twitter helps you see what's happening by showing the best Tweets for you based on your interactions.We've learned that when showing the best Tweets first, people find Twitter more relevant and useful.
And so, Twitter is now bringing back the chronological timeline. Previously when unticked this option, your timeline would show tweets that you'd miss, and also recommended tweets from accounts that you don't follow. How do you feel about the change?