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Finally! Twitter rolls out reverse-chronological feed on iOS

Twitter has finally revived the reverse-chronological feed for iOS devices, which will soon be coming on Android too.

Reported by: India TV Tech Desk, New Delhi [ Published on: December 19, 2018 14:46 IST ]
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Finally! Twitter rolls out reverse-chronological feed on iOS

After listening to its users, Twitter has finally revived the reverse-chronological feed for iOS devices, which will soon be coming on Android too.

The original way to tweet is now accessible as an option along with the currently ranked timeline as a toggle that Twitter calls "Sparkle" on the top right side of the app for iOS users to switch between the two.

Twitter went on to say in a tweet on Tuesday, "New on iOS! Starting today, you can tap 'Sparkle' to switch between the latest and top tweets in your timeline. Coming soon to Android".

According to a report by The Verge, the reverse-chronological feed is useful in real time, especially during live events like sports or the Oscars.

On tapping 'Sparkle' one will get an option to switch and see the reverse-chronologically sorted feed.

Twitter had begun ranking the timeline four years ago.

In recent tests, the company found that users who had access to the "Sparkle" toggle participated in more conversations than average.

In September, Twitter had announced that it will revert the timeline into a pure reverse-chronological feed.

The company in 2016 had announced that it will be showing only the "most important tweets" and stop the most recent tweets first that irked many users.

Now, 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.

(With IANS inputs)

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