Twitter has decided to adopt a twin-tab layout once more on the microblogging platform and has reverted to the original layout where the most recent tweets are displayed at the top. The twin-tab structure was introduced the last week.
The business created this to encourage users to switch from a reverse-chronological feed to a timeline that is served algorithmically. Customers had raised critical objections to the deployment. There was a rumor earlier this month that Twitter would shortly add a podcasts tab.
It is more difficult to switch to the reverse-chronological feed on Twitter due to the twin-tab layout. The update was initially accessible to iOS users. The microblogging website’s Android and Web versions have yet to implement. the Home and Latest timelines. Based on an algorithm, it is intended to stack tweets and displays them on your timeline in reverse chronological order.
Twitter Changes Its Mind About the Twin-Tab Layout
The tweet is used to announce the move. It implies that rather than the ‘Latest Tweets’ view that they may like, everyone will now by default see the ‘Home’ timeline, which contains tweets selected by the Twitter algorithm. Those tweets are still accessible, but only through a manually selectable pinned list. The algorithm-generated timeline will reappear every time the Twitter app is fully closed.
This choice set off a backlash, with some users decrying the shift and even dubbing it “Twitter’s worst product mistake in centuries.” Following the user backlash, Twitter made the choice to go back to the previous design.
Engineer Jane Manchun Wong introduced a podcasts-specific option to the Twitter client earlier this month. On the Twitter mobile app, the microphone symbol denotes the introduction of a forthcoming feature. The button will probably open a new Podcasts page when you tap it. A podcast-like function that lets users listen to a recording of the conversations on the site was just added to Twitter Spaces by the firm. With the use of Spaces recordings, hosts and listeners can connect with a larger audience.