A popular approach we’re seeing with social media these days is to display posts on one’s timeline that an algorithm determines is the “best” or “most relevant”. This can come in handy, but at the same time why not give users the option to view their timeline by chronological order as well, right?
The good news is that if you use Twitter for Android, it looks like the company is now giving users the ability to sort their timeline by chronological order, where users will get to see the latest tweets first. The company had previously released the feature for iOS users back in December 2018, and thankfully it seems that Android users of Twitter did not have to wait too long for this feature.
To access the ability to change how your timeline is viewed, users will need to tap the sparkly button at the top right corner of the app. This will bring up the option to enable viewing tweets by the latest first. Once enabled, you should be able to start seeing all the tweets by people you followed sorted by time, meaning that the latest tweets will be at the top of the page.
If you decide that maybe Twitter’s algorithm of sorting your tweets for you based on relevancy is better, you can tap the sparkling button again and it will switch you back to the previous settings. These changes are in the process of being rolled out to Android users, so if you don’t see it yet, not to worry as it should eventually make its way to you.
Android, we got you. Starting today, tap ✨ to switch between latest and top Tweets. pic.twitter.com/7rXo3BNEJ6
— Twitter (@Twitter) January 15, 2019