Twitter is testing custom timelines, starting first with one for The Bachelorette

Twitter is testing custom timelines, starting first with one for The Bachelorette

Twitter is experimenting custom schedules curated by developers, starting first with one focused on the single. The idea is that they are topic-focused timelines that you can swipe or click on your main feed to scroll through the conversation on a specific topic.

the single The custom timeline will be available for 10 weeks as a “limited trial” on the web for a “small group” of people in the US and Canada, Twitter spokesperson Shaokyi Amdo said. On the edge. Those who can access it can do so from an in-app prompt, and that prompt will appear for certain people who follow related topics and accounts.

Content in custom timelines will be served by algorithms, but there is currently no option to switch to a reverse chronological feed. “Content that appears in a custom timeline is selected and ordered based on relevance to the timeline theme using information such as search terms, topics, handles, and manual curation,” according to Twitter support site.

“While this is still an early exploration of the potential that third-party custom Timelines can bring to people using Twitter, we are excited to learn from this test as we seek to give people more ways to participate in the public conversation, and greater choice. about the content they see on Twitter,” Amdo said.

If you are not selected for the experiment, be aware that you can now create your own custom timelines using lists, although individual users will need to organize them. On mobile, you can also swipe between lists, making it easy to access as alternate timelines, so I’m glad to see a similar feature being worked on for the web in the form of the new custom timelines. (The lists also show tweets in reverse chronological order, which is a big plus for me.)

Right now, the single The timeline is the only custom timeline available, and Amdo declined to comment on other timelines that may be in the works.