This is a major one from Twitter’s stable. Clearly, there’s some churn happening there. The micro-blog today inaugurated a Twitter timeline feature, yet unnamed, that will show users tweets at the top that the service recommends, instead of the most recent tweets. That’s right. The way the new feature is designed, once it is switched on, the best tweets that users may have missed based on what Twitter thinks you care about will now pop up on top.
This is what Twitter said on its official blog – here’s how it works.
You flip on the feature in your settings; then 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 – still recent and in reverse chronological order. The rest of the Tweets will be displayed right underneath, also in reverse chronological order, as always. 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.
We’ve already seen that people who use this new feature tend to Retweet and Tweet more, creating more live commentary and conversations, which is great for everyone. To check it out now, just go into the timeline section of your settings and choose ‘Show me the best Tweets first’. We’ll be listening to your feedback and making it even better over time. Then we’ll be turning on the feature for you in coming weeks — look out for a notification in your timeline. We love it and think you will too. If you don’t, send your thoughts our way, and you can easily turn it off in settings.