The same feature appeared for iPhone in December of 2018.
It's extremely easy to use, though you need to make sure you have the latest version of Twitter installed on your phone. A new "sparkle" button will then appear in the upper right corner of the screen.
Clicking on it shows a card at the bottom of the screen, allowing you to switch from the default setting to the "Home" setting which displays the "top tweets" created by the algorithm, to the "most recent tweets" posted by people who follow.
If you let Twitter set the latest tweets and stay out of the app for a while, it will automatically take you to the "Home" setting for the top tweets once you return. In this case, a short message will appear on the screen informing you that you have returned to the "Home" setting.
Twitter announced the new feature for Android with a tweet on Tuesday.
Twitter made an effort to get rid of the timeline of the latest tweets - also known as the reverse-chronological timeline, 2016 - by replacing it with one released as "in case you missed" posts and top tweets. But the new timeline confused some users, prompting many to demand the return of the latest tweets.
Last year the company responded by trying to offer both types of timeline. Finally it displays the "sparkle" button, hoping it will satisfy the majority of its users.
“We understand that when the best tweets first appear, people find Twitter more relevant and useful. However, we have received feedback from people who prefer to see the latest tweets first, ”said the San Francisco-based company last summer during a test run.
The Twitter community will definitely be happy that the company seems to take the feedback into account when it comes to the usability of the application.
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