Twitter’s making an attempt out but an alternative choice to offer customers extra management over their tweet expertise, with updated descriptions and icons when switching between the algorithm-defined and newest tweet timelines.
As you may see on this instance, the brand new presentation makes it a little bit clearer which timeline you’re viewing, and the right way to change between them, which might make it simpler for customers to know the right way to management their very own tweet expertise.
As famous, it’s the most recent in a protracted line of Twitter updates designed to offer customers extra management over their on-platform expertise.
Over the previous yr, Twitter has added:
The varied instruments and options might basically change the tweet expertise over time, as customers go for extra non-public sharing, basically segmenting what had been public dialogue within the app.
Which had all the time been Twitter’s driving ambition, to be the ‘virtual town square’, the place everybody can have their say on something they like, at any time. However as social media utilization has advanced, extra folks have shifted away from public sharing in favor of smaller teams, in an effort to keep away from the criticism, and reputational threat, that may be related to posting every little thing in public for all to see.
Which is why Twitter’s now making an attempt to lean into this, with its algorithm controls offering one other customization component that may assist customers outline their very own tweet expertise.
It’s not a giant change within the broader scheme, because it doesn’t add any direct performance, as such. But it surely might make it a little bit simpler to handle your personal Twitter expertise, aligning with this broader shift.