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  • Meerelle Cruz

The Reverse-Chronological Twitter Feed Is Back

Twitter has addressed the criticism on Home Feed, restoring the reverse-chronological feed to show the most recent Tweets first, after a series of tests and a couple of years of exploration. Twitter had previously added a sparkly button to switch between tabs of Latest and Top Tweet, however, this feature has been removed in favor of the reverse-chronological stream. The platform states that they are looking into different solutions.



Twitter has been experimenting with different formats for feeds for a while, with Top tweets being one of the beta testings. Top Tweets were compiled using algorithms based on the most engaged and interacted with accounts, as well as the most-liked tweets.


The platform not knowing what the people may like by basing it on algorithms is what the users want, since Twitter is more of a platform to know what's happening now and less of what's the best thing now, according to user feedback.


While the tabbed experience would satisfy both types of users – those who want to see the top tweets and those who want to see the most recent tweets — making the most recent tweets the default looked to be the most practical solution.


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