Reported Twitter Feature That People Don't Have To Use Freaks Said People Out

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On Saturday, BuzzFeed reported that Twitter is planning to introduce a new algorithmic timeline, and that this could happen as soon as this week. According to that, the timeline would reorder tweets based on what Twitter's algorithm thinks users want to see most.

Naturally, Twitter users didn't respond with arms wide open. #RIPTwitter became the trend.

CEO Jack Dorsey tweeted this in response:

In other words, hey Twitter users, remember all those other times Twitter made tweaks and everything turned out ok? Settle down.

The Verge reports that it has seen the redesigned timeline, and shares some details. According to that, it's basically an extended version of the While You Were Away Feature, and you can opt out of it.

Everyone also seems to be taking the all-important Lists feature for granted too. I've seen nothing to indicate that these lists, which guarantee you see everything from the people you want to (like normal), are changing in any way.

I think everything is going to be ok.

Image via Jack Dorsey (Twitter)

Chris Crum
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