Twitter has caught a lot of grief lately. Rightfully so for quiet a few areas like ignoring issues with users being harassed. Another issue they have been given trouble over is the killing of API that third party clients use. Effectively this has ended the main reason many exist, a chronological timeline of tweets.
In the coming weeks Twitter states they will add this new change to the platform. In a series of tweets the commented the following.
Going forward, Twitter says its plan is to replace the “show the best tweets first setting” with something that is more easily accessible and lets you switch between seeing tweets that are “most relevant for you” and that are the latest.
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. 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. You’ll see us test this in the coming weeks.
Meanwhile, today we updated the “Show the best Tweets first” setting. When off, you’ll only see Tweets from people you follow in reverse chronological order. Previously when turned off, you’d also see “In case you missed it” and recommended Tweets from people you don’t follow.
Our plan is to eventually replace this setting when the easier-to-access switch described above is available.
I was very excited when I saw this news! I have always wanted things in order from the last time I signed on. What do you think? Maybe an edit button will be next?