After iPhone users got a handy feature last year, it’s time for Android users to get some love from Twitter.
Android users will have more control of the timeline, letting them easily switch from a generated timeline to one with the most recent tweets.
This feature has been available since December for iOS users, and it is now live for Android users.
How To Use Twitter’s New Timeline Feature
Before you check out this new option, check if you have Twitter updated. Then, as you open the app, you will see a sparkly button at the top right of your window. When you tap on it, you get a message card at the bottom of the screen, which allows you to jump from the default timeline which shows the top tweets generated by an algorithm, to the latest tweets from the people you follow.
The ‘latest tweets’ timeline will automatically switch to the ‘top tweets’ (home setting) if you do not use the app for a while, but a short message on display will let you know that you have been returned to the home setting.
The announcement of this feature was done by the company in a tweet on 15 January. In the past year, Twitter has played around with ways of offering the two types of timeline, with some of them actually confusing users. However, it has finally come up with this nifty button that will hopefully satisfy all the users. Last summer, the company stated:
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.
It is great to see that Twitter is listening to the community’s feedback and we hope to get that edit button in the future!
Robert J. Smith is still early into his career as tech reporter but has already had his work published in many major publications including JoyStiq and Android Authority. In regards to academics, Robert earned a degree in business from Fordham University. Robert has passion for emerging technology and covers upcoming products and breakthroughs in science and tech.