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How to turn off Twitter’s new ‘Facebook’ style timeline

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David Cornish
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It’s happened.

Twitter has rolled out its rumoured timeline feature, altering its chronological order in favour of showing users the "best Tweets first".

The new algorithm-based timeline will push those tweets it believes you’ll be most interested in to the top of your feed, similar to the manner in which Facebook’s timeline breaks the chronology of posts to show the most liked stories/images over others.

Here’s how to access the new setting, turning it on or off as you see fit.

  • How to turn off Twitter’s new 'Facebook' style timeline

    Step 1

    First, head to settings – indicated by a cog in the top right of iOS apps, or three dots on Android apps

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    Step 2

    From here, hit the Settings option.

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    Step 3

    Scroll down to Timeline.

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    Step 4

    From here, you can turn the “best Tweets first” function on or off - keeping it old school or allowing Twitter to curate your feed.

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    Or for the web

    From web browsers, heading to Settings will immediately give you the option of changing Content, where a tick box will allow you to adjust the Timeline function.

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David Cornish

Shortlist.com’s esteemed Tech Editor. David has a keen interest in video games, Star Wars and stuff that runs on batteries.

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