Twitter rumoured to be introducing Facebook style timeline next week

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Twitter is about to dramatically overhaul its timeline, according to a report released on Friday.

The revamped timeline will apparently display the most popular Tweets from the accounts you follow, rather than displaying Tweets in reverse chronological order, as it does currently.

A report by Buzzfeed claims that Twitter will introduce an ‘algorithmic’ timeline as early as next week.

Recently, users claimed to have spotted a series of tests whereby Twitter began displaying Tweets out of chronological order.

It is believed this was done in preparation of the launch of the revamped Twitter feed, which is expected to see Tweets displayed in a similar way to how posts are displayed on your Facebook timeline.

Twitter execs are yet to officially comment on the new timeline rumours and it remains unclear if any changes will be opt in or forced on users.

However, in a Tweet on Friday, Josh Sternberg Director of Branded Content at NBC News said sources told him the new timeline would be opt in.

The possible updates to the Twitter timeline would signal the latest of a number of changes to how Twitter operates.

Following the appointment of new CEO Jack Dorsey last year, the company has talked openly about needing to evolve and add new features in order to stay relevant and attract new users.

The company recently muted lifting the 140 character limit on Tweets.

Source: Buzzfeed

 

UPDATE

CEO Jack Dorsey has responded to the rumours regarding Twitter’s timeline by saying that Twitter will continue to stay live and in real time.

Twitter is live,” he tweeted on Saturday. “Twitter is real-time.”

The San Francisco based micro blogging site is due to post its quarterly results on Wednesday.

 

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