Twitter is one of the most popular spaces on the web but its non-sequential feed is a big complaint, so here’s how to turn on the chronological timeline…
For quite some time, Twitter displayed the newest tweets first in its feed. While that’s still (partially) true, its algorithms determine what people see at the top. However, in 2018, Twitter decided users could switch over to a chronological experience, but with a big caveat.
Chronological Twitter Feed Timeline Option Reappears
Twitter introduced a reverse chronological timeline early last year on Android, after adding it to iOS beforehand.
Although there is a “Show the best Tweets first” settings option, it doesn’t totally remove all algorithmic control. Instead, it filters out some of the automated signals. So, users can still see non-chronological feeds, even with this particular setting enabled.
How to Enable the Chronological Twitter Feed Timeline
Currently, it’s possible to opt into a sequential Twitter feed but it must be manually enabled by users in order to see it. Here’s how to turn on the chronological Twitter feed timeline:
- Open the Twitter mobile app.
- Tap on the star icon in the upper right corner.
- Tap on “See latest Tweets instead.”
- Close the app and reopen it.
Of course, it’s possible to switch back, just tap on the star again and select “Go back Home, You’ll see top Tweets first.”