For 10 years Twitter’s timeline has been in reverse chronological order. Now taking a page from Facebook’s algorithmic feed, Twitter wants to show users a more curated timeline.
“When you open Twitter, it can feel like you’ve missed some of their most important Tweets,” the company says. “Today, we’re excited to share a new timeline feature that helps you catch up on the best Tweets from people you follow.”
The feature will eventually be default, but for now, it’s opt-in. When you open Twitter after being away for a while, the Tweets “you’re most likely to care about” will appear at the top of your timeline, the company says.
“The rest of the Tweets will be displayed right underneath, also in reverse chronological order, as always,” Twitter says. “At any point, just pull-to-refresh to see all new Tweets at the top in the live, up-to-the-second experience you already know and love.”
It’s one of the first moves made by new CEO Jack Dorsey.