Twitter was earlier criticised by several users when it switched from its chronological timeline to a new system that showed suggested tweets instead. Later, however, the social media platform added an option, which when activated, allowed users to see recent tweets by default.
However, now, it’s no longer the case. As per a report by 9to5Google, a fresh update from Twitter no longer allows users to access the chronological timeline by default.
The report mentioned Twitter is presently rolling out this update to iOS users and will eventually push them to Android and Web. As mentioned by the company on its Twitter profile, users will have two tabs at the top half of the app to interchange between Home (with suggested tweets and latest tweets).
This means you can still see the tweets in chronological order but you can’t access them by default since the Home tab will always be the first to appear. As per a report by 9to5Mac, a Twitter spokesperson also confirmed that the change has been added but mentioned that the company may change this again in future.
Twitter users, however, were quick to react. They poured in negative feedback over the changes. Many among them mentioned that they would want the option to see the latest tweet by default and the new change has made the feed more confusing.
Instagram, meanwhile, has been testing the new feed options that bring back chronological order without showing post suggestions.