Twitter has finally caved in one of its users' biggest demands
No, it's not an 'Edit' button.
Given the nature of the platform, it's no surprise that Twitter users tend to be very vocal when it comes to things they'd like to see the app change.
One of the biggest complaints levelled at Twitter these days is that the timeline is out of order. Rather than showing tweets appearing as they are posted, in real-time, timelines have been skewed by an algorithm that shows the most popular tweets further up the timeline. This interrupts that organic feel of the site, and has been slammed by many users.
Fortunately, Twitter will now be giving users the option to go back to normal.
New on iOS! Starting today, you can tap ✨ to switch between the latest and top Tweets in your timeline. Coming soon to Android. pic.twitter.com/6B9OQG391S
— Twitter (@Twitter) December 18, 2018
Starting today (18 December), users will see a new sparkle icon in the upper-right side of the app that will allow them to toggle between the two timelines — reverse-chronological, and the algorithmic timeline.
The new feature is only available on iPhone for now, but a tweet from Twitter has reassured users that the facility will be launched for Android soon. Whether or not it's coming to desktop remains to be seen.