The Twitter reverse-chronological timeline is back on Android, allowing users to return to the feed where tweets appear as they happen…
Last month, Twitter brought its original reverse-chronological feed back to iOS devices with a “sparkle button.” Now, it’s rolling out to Android users, as well. It’s one of the most requested features on the microblog, as users prefer to see tweets as they happen.
Android Twitter Reverse-Chronological Timeline Returns
About four years ago, Twitter changed its timeline from the reverse-chronological order to an algorithmic one. The latter puts “top tweets” in the spotlight but hasn’t gone over well with users. The company did so around the same time rivals Facebook and its subsidiary, Instagram changed up their main feeds.
Like on iOS, Android device owners can now switch between the algorithm, which features top tweets, and the latest tweets first. Simply tap on the sparkle icon in the top right corner of the app to bring back the reverse-chronological timeline.
The majority of loyal users like the real-time feed because it’s more conducive to events such as sports and award ceremonies. However, it doesn’t hide the “In case you missed it” tweets.
Android, we got you. Starting today, tap ✨ to switch between latest and top Tweets. pic.twitter.com/7rXo3BNEJ6
— Twitter (@Twitter) January 15, 2019