Twitter finally upgraded its iPhone as well as Android applications a few weeks after stating that it was working on it. Therefore, Twitter’s mobile applications will now stay on the previous timeline tab you choose, whether the algorithmic “For You” or reverse chronological “Following” page. If you don’t want to view them, you won’t have to default to a collection of random tweets anymore.
Early in January, several months after CEO Elon Musk purchased the site in a $44 billion purchase, Twitter unveiled 2 sections: For You, which uses an algorithm to recommend tweets based on your past Twitter activity, and Following, which displays tweets from the people you follow in chronological order.
In response to criticisms, Twitter declared that the application would no longer open to “For You” by default but instead would pick up where you last left off. That was launched on the web a month ago, and it is currently accessible on Android and iOS applications as well.
When you started the application, it always displayed the tweets for you, which required you to slide left in order to access your favorite feed. This was unpleasant for customers who liked the Following tab. Although a single swipe may not seem like much of a hassle, it is still an unwanted disruption to the customer experience, and also, many users felt forced to view tweets they weren’t interested in.
Twitter wants many more people to view its algorithmic For You page since it has a lot of stuff from users who are not following you. Doing this hopes that you’ll run onto something fascinating and consider following the poster. As a result, Twitter is able to charge advertisers a fair rate while also increasing interaction on the service and relationships throughout the network.
Whether with or without CEO Elon Musk, Twitter has been experimenting with alternate feeds for years, frequently to the displeasure of its worldwide community of more than 200 million regularly active members. For instance, in 2016, if you desired to see the algorithmic timeline, you had to choose it deliberately. But after that, it was used as the standard timetable. As a result of how many people found the action annoying, Twitter made a U-turn and now allows users to go back to the stream they were last viewing.
The CEO, Elon Musk, agreed as well. Previous to his $44 billion purchase of Twitter in May, he said that individuals “are being controlled by the algorithm in a manner you do not even recognize.” Musk became the new CEO of Twitter and stated that the “primary timeline must enable for a quick sideways swipe among the top, newest, trending, and categories that you follow.”
Make sure to upgrade the software right away to ensure that Twitter opens on the feed you saw just before. The two tabs are still there, but you may choose which one to see at any moment because you have complete control.