Twitter has begun to roll out the new interface. According to the company’s Twitter Support account, iOS users can now swipe between tabs to see tweets recommended “For you” or tweets from accounts you’re “Following.”
Twitter rolls out default ‘For You’ tabbed interface on iOS
By default, users will be able to view tweets from profiles they follow. Twitter is changing how you navigate between the algorithmically-driven and reverse chronological timelines, as well as making the algorithmic feed the default.
For you and Following tabs
Previously, Twitter users could read tweets in two ways. By clicking the star icon in the top-right corner, users can toggle between the “For you” and “Latest” options. “Recommended tweets” were featured in “For you,” while “Latest” displayed the most recent tweets from accounts you follow.
The tweet claims that the “Home” and “Latest” tabs will be replaced by the new “For you” and “Following” tabs. These tabs will also be clipped to the top of your timeline, making it easier to switch between them. Instead of pressing the star icon, you can switch timelines by swiping.
More features coming soon
He tweeted on December 20th that the “main timeline should allow for an easy sideways swipe between top, latest, trending, and topics you follow” and that the company would “make this change soon.”
In addition to the UI change and the introduction of long-form tweets up to 4000 characters, Musk revealed that Twitter will improve and roll out the Bookmark feature, which he describes as “de facto silent like,” in February.
The new “For you” and “Following” tabbed design from Twitter is now available on iOS. There is no word on when Twitter will implement these design changes in its Android app.