Nearly a month after doing so, Twitter is letting Android users switch to a chronological timeline.
The company tweeted Tuesday to let people using Android devices know they could change from tweets picked by an algorithm to the most recent tweets from the accounts they’re following.
“Android, we got you. Starting today, tap [the sparkle icon] to switch between latest and top Tweets,” it wrote.
The algorithmic timeline, which highlights tweets considered most likely to interest you, has been around, and you had to dig through the site’s settings to switch it off. The sparkle icon, which Twitter first and started testing , offers an easy way to do so.
In October, Twitter CEO and co-founder Jack Dorsey admitted that the site— reinforcing people’s political viewpoints or biases by surfacing posts — and acknowledged that it needed to offer tools to pop these bubbles.
The social media platform has struggled to bring in new users after a crackdown on fake accountsin a big way — new features like the sparkle icon and doubling the length of tweets are part of its efforts to keep its service fresh.
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