An outrage broke in the world of Twitter, when it was announced that the popular social media platform is now going the route of Facebook and instead of keeping your timeline strictly chronological arranged. This way, you will get the important tweets right on top of your timeline and the less important ones later on. This would be based on users you most interact with or play the most videos of and such engagement metrices. Also taken into considerations would be the overall influence of a particular account and how popular it is with people you follow on Twitter.
While this sounds good in thoery, in practicality this is a nightmare. Especially, if you like to follow live events on your Twitter timeline as the new timeline will jump all over the place showing you old information when you are really interested in what is happening in the now. Thankfully, you can revert this change to a more traditional or classical Twitter approach. In order to do that, you need to fire open your Twitter application on your iPhone or Android device.
Once you have done that, simply go to the profile page by clicking on Me icon at the right most tab. Just below the cover image, you will find the gear icon on iOS, click that and click on Settings. For Android users, you will have to click the 3 dot menu to enter into settings.
Once you are in Settings, if you have multiple accounts logged in, choose the account that you wish to change the timeline settings of. Once you have done that, you will see an option of ‘Timeline personalization’. Click on that. If you want to revert to the old chronological order of tweets, just turn off ‘Show me the best Tweets first’. The moment you do that, your timeline will be reverted to being sorted in latest to oldest chronology.
The new format is really good for those who use Twitter as a tool to just check news once in a while and therefore having the best tweets up front helps, for anyone else, please go ahead and revert.