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Twitter's reverse-chronological feed finally makes it to Android


Both iOS and Android now have access to a reverse-chronologically ordered timeline. — AFP Relaxnews

Both iOS and Android now have access to a reverse-chronologically ordered timeline. — AFP Relaxnews

About a month ago, Twitter nixed the algorithm-based timeline for iOS users in favour of the original reverse-chronological feed. As of this week, the classic feed format option is returning to Android devices, as well.

Four years ago, Twitter chose to swap the reverse-chronological tweet timeline that the application debuted with for a "smarter", algorithm-based feed bringing users the most trending posts "in case they missed them". This was a change that was not welcomed warmly by the majority of users, as it in essence defeated the purpose of a platform dedicated to live, real-time updates.

   

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