Twitter released their new timeline algorithm today which aims to put some of the “top tweets” ahead of the rest of your chronological tweets. As is the case with most changes, people are unhappy. The news prompted people to start the hashtag #RIPTwitter, complaining that the new algorithm would ruin the social media site.
— 🎭 (@mcmtayx) February 8, 2016
Well the changes rolled out today on February 10th, and last we checked the site is still standing…
It’s true that not everyone has been affected by the new algorithm, but the good news is that there’s a way to check. Even better news is that it’s easy to opt-out of the changes if you’d like to. Learn how to change the Twitter timeline settings below so that you can opt-out of “Show me the best Tweets first.”
Change Twitter Timeline on Desktop
Click your profile icon on the top right of your screen, then head to the “settings” menu. From there, click “Account” and then “Content.” We don’t have it on our account yet, but Mashable reports that the “new feature will be under “Timeline;” to turn it off, tick the box next to “Show me the best Tweets first.”
Change Twitter Timeline On Android Devices
To change your Timeline algorithm on your Android device, open the app and tap the three dot icon. From there, you should find the settings button. Click it. If you see a Timeline option, then you should unclick the box that reads “Show me the best tweets first.” If you don’t see it, then you don’t have to worry about it.
Change Twitter Timeline On iOS Devices
Open Twitter. First tap the gear icon, then “Settings.” From there, head to your “Timeline” settings and then untick the box that reads “Show me the best Tweets first.”