Twitter reverts timeline changes after just two weeks

Twitter employees are experiencing something of a déjà vu this week after the social networking site once again rolled back a major change to its user experience.

The company has changed its mind on the decision to make the algorithmically generated “For You” tab the default for users. Starting Tuesday, Twitter users can once again see a feed of posts from the people they follow when they visit the site.

The decision to push the “For You” tab was extremely unpopular, leaving many Twitter users confused why so many people they didn’t follow were showing up on their timeline. While the “For You” option isn’t going away, the company did say that timelines will now default to where you left them the last time you visited.

For now, the update is only for users who visit Twitter via the web. iOS and Android apps will be updated soon.

Twitter started emphasizing the recommended feed two weeks ago.

The sudden change is reminiscent of the sudden change in Twitter Blue last November. The company halted the Elon Musk-driven project after several trolls began impersonating celebrities and businesses on the site.

However, for some longtime users, the move creates a stronger sense of reminiscence, as the company had tried to push algorithm-based fonts before, only for users to insist on a change.

In 2016, Twitter made a version of the “For You” tab. Users weren’t happy, but it took almost two years before the company relented and brought back the chronological timeline in 2018. And last year, it introduced tabs at the top of its page, labeled “Home” and “Latest.” “, with “Start” being the default option.

Within four days, he acknowledged his mistake amid a user uprising and returned to “The Latest.”

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