Twitter revamps its timeline for better content following and all news feeds are definitely receiving an improved look, so it is up to the users to make the best of them. This week, the micro blogging online community revealed a function that offers its customers the choice of changing their timeline in order to emphasize the posts that could be extremely relevant.
Like Twitter’s previous summary feature released last year, the new option will show key posts above the customers’ news feeds, followed by a regular steam of information. People follow many individuals on Twitter, maybe a huge number of them, and when they open the main page, they might feel like they have skipped the most important posts, as one of Twitter’s officials has written in a short article.
These days, the platform presented an improved timeline function that helps people to read the best posts from users they currently follow. Twitter has to restore the customers’ interest in micro blogging services, which represented in the past the meaning of stylish and immediate information.
But people have a multitude of choices for checking up on friends, superstars and news happening around the globe, from the ever-dominating Facebook to newer services such as Snapchat and Instagram.
That problem for Twitter is shown in the official reports, since its increase in monthly users has almost reached a blank point. In Oct, the organization said it that it had more than 300 million such customers, a 1.1% improvement from the previous quarter.
In order to entice new members and increase their involvement, Twitter has been trying to improve the appearance and features of the almost decade-old platform. Delayed in 2015, for example, it presented a function named Moments, which selects posts, video clips and pictures of major popular activities such as sports competitions, breaking news and music concerts.
The recent timeline function may be forced to increase Twitter’s position. Its first appearance follows an important issue, summarized in the infamous hash tag #RIPTwitter, which exploded on the internet over the simple probability of the modification.
Some tech sources had revealed that the organization would follow algorithm-based programs to prioritize its content in the timeline. This is identical to how stories on Facebook’s timelines are structured, rather than showing them in a conventional chronological order.
Upset that the service could be fooling with their news feeds, many customers wanted to get rid of Twitter. In reply, the company’s representatives stated the new option could be easily tuned off if the users are not satisfied with its features.
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