Twitter brings its “For You” and “Following” dual-timeline view to the web •

by Ana Lopez

After updating the iOS app to display both algorithmic and chronological timelines side-by-side, Twitter is rolling out this update to the web interface.

Earlier this week, the company renamed “Home” (algorithmic timeline) and “Latest” (chronological timeline) to “For You” and “Following.” The “For You” timeline now appears first in both the iOS app and on the web.

While you have to swipe between these timelines on the phone, you have to click the timeline tabs to switch between them on the web. The good part is that Twitter, at least in the web version, seems to remember users’ choices. So even if a user closes the tab or window and reopens Twitter, they’ll see the timeline you previously selected.

Twitter said in its announcement that this view is also coming to the Android app soon. Algorithmic timeline for everyone!

One benefit of the new web view is that if you’re using Twitter lists, the revamped interface makes it easier to jump from one pinned list to another. It used to be that the only way to access lists on the web was through More > Lists. Pretty annoying.

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On Friday, third-party Twitter clients began experiencing massive issues where users of many apps were unable to access content or log into their accounts. Developers of these apps said they tried to contact Twitter but heard nothing. At the time of writing, the problem is still persistent.

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