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Twitter’s Tabbed Timeline Abandoned
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(Pocket-lint) – Just days after it went live, Twitter has rolled back a change to its users’ timeline on iOS that immediately proved controversial.
The tweak had added two tabs to the top of users’ homepage, by default one called Home which displayed an algorithmically selected assortment of recent tweets. The other, Latest Tweets, had the timeline used by so many people.
Now, it seems the way the app favored home was annoying to so many users that Twitter saw fit to roll back the change entirely and explore other ways to improve its app.
We heard you –– some of you always want to see the latest Tweets first. We have restored the timeline and removed the tabbed experience for now while we explore other options. https://t.co/euVcPr9ij6
– Twitter Support (@TwitterSupport) March 14, 2022
The update had only been dropped on iOS, but was also announced for Android and the web, so it’s a pretty big about-face for the company, even if it demonstrates that it’s at the less willing to listen to criticism when it comes in waves. .
Like so many social media giants before it, including Facebook and Instagram, Twitter is learning that many of its users will always prefer a feed that shows the most recent content, if only to escape the pressures of a feed that constantly refreshes with new content, whether or not there is actually any published.
Written by Max Freeman-Mills.