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.