Twitter Adds Option for Viewing Your Timeline Chronologically

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    As of today, Twitter is introducing a new option that will allow iOS users to easily view their tweets in a chronological order, a feature Twitter users have wanted for quite some time.

    The chronological feed option can be accessed by tapping on a sparkle-shaped icon at the top right of the Twitter app, which changes the view between latest tweets and the current top tweets option.

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    Twitter originally used a reverse chronological feed, showing the newest tweets at the top of the app before switching to a timeline that places a selection of top tweets first.

    It's been years since Twitter switched to the top tweets timeline style, and many Twitter users have missed being able to view content chronologically.


    Twitter in September introduced an option to turn off the "Show the best Tweets first" feature, but today's new toggle goes further and makes it easier to get a chronological timeline view.

    Twitter says the chronological feed toggle is available on iOS today and will roll out to the web and Android devices soon.

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  4. AngerDanger macrumors 68040

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    1. Create killer product.
    2. Kill off feature.
    3. Add feature back.
    4. Profit
     
  5. max.ine macrumors regular

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    Now if only they didn’t effectively kill Tweetbot.
     
  6. Ebok macrumors 6502

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    Your turn Instagram.

    I don’t care about posts from 2 days ago
     
  7. leesweet macrumors 65816

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    Yep... just like every other app... Every complaint I hear about Twitter, what I say is: 'Wut? Why are you using the native app?!'

    Promoted this, no chrono that, good grief.

    Tweetbot still tons better.
     
  8. keysofanxiety macrumors G3

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    Don't you dare follow their same method. If you stop creating GIFs I think there'll be an uproar.
     
  9. iOSUser7 macrumors 6502a

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    I can’t find the sparkle icon on my device. Is it a US exclusive feature or someting like that?
     
  10. travoose macrumors member

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    So basically giving back a feature that was once available and calling it an enhancement?


    Sparkle icon not showing up for me either, U.S. based.
     
  11. Bampf macrumors newbie

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    I'm not sure this new button is any different from:
    1. Tap on your profile icon
    2. Choose: Settings and privacy
    3. Choose: Content preferences
    4. Disable "Show the best Tweets first"
    I think this new feature is just a shortcut they added because the other option was hard to find.
     
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    TweetBot is so awesome. Been using it since it launched. I kinda miss some of the sounds/gestures of the original versions though.
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    Isn’t it crazy how companies do this? It’s smart, but kinda shameful Lol.
     
  13. SandboxGeneral Moderator emeritus

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    Yep. Tweetbot is where its at. If Twitter ever screws them over and they go away, then I won't use Twitter.
     
  14. masterleep macrumors newbie

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    This feature is very poorly implemented because every day it resets to the horribly annoying algorithmic feed and has to be reset.
     
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    This, among many other things, is/was a reason I'm using Tweetbot.
     
  16. Gsmaniac macrumors member

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    I’ve had this feature for about a week. Annoyingly you have to turn it on every day as it resets back to default of top tweets first.
     
  17. zorinlynx macrumors 603

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    That. I've had a chronological timeline for a while now. However the above option was broken for a looooong time and didn't show a chronological timeline either on or off for years.

    I'm glad they finally fixed it.
     
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    I mean, why would you NOT want to view your timeline . . . as an actual timeline?
     
  19. adamjackson macrumors 68000

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    "new option" this is Twitter as I've always known it but I stopped using twitter in 2013.
     
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    Hard pass, Twitter. Tweetbot is superior in almost every way.
     
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    For me it resets on the app opening. “Thanks I hate it.”
     
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    The day they kill off one too many Tweetbot features is the day I quit using Twitter. I've tweeted them multiple times. "You aren't pushing me to using your apps, you're pushing me away from your service all together."

    I. Will. Not. Use. Their. App.

    I wish they'd just accept that and quit trying to cripple the apps people actually want to use.
     
  23. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

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    If only that would happen.
     
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    Do not fully trust a Facebook subsidiary.
     
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    The year is 2018. We have "chronological timeline" and "play YouTube music in the background" as the groundbreaking features in tech. :p
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    I also don't care about comments on my photos from people who aren't my friends.
     

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