Twitter will soon let you swipe between tweets, topics, and trends Overview
Twitter will soon let you swipe to switch between views containing recommended and followed tweets, trends, topics, and more. In a tweet, Elon Musk announced that support for the navigation feature is coming in January. Musk first hinted at the feature earlier this month, noting that “the main timeline should allow for easy side-swiping between the highlights, the latest, the trends, and the topics you’re following.”The platform allows users to switch between a chronological timeline that shows the latest tweets in order and the home timeline, which offers recommended tweets, by tapping on the star icon in the top right corner of the screen. But this new feature takes things a step further by adding additional views and making them easier to access with a swipe. While this seems helpful, it might take some getting used to, as I could find myself unintentionally switching between different views while scrolling through my timeline.
It’s still unclear when exactly the feature will go live for all users. Still, it adds to the list of (somewhat unnecessary) Twitter features Musk has introduced this month, including counting views on tweets, “prioritized sorting” in conversations for Blue subscribers and square profile photos for brands.
While some thought Twitter had finally crashed for good, the app has been online since Musk’s announcement about the changes in architecture. While there is always the possibility that the app could crash and burn, since Musk cut Twitter’s employee count by more than half, for now, we’re moving forward with features like…swiping.
Keep in mind that the company has yet to roll out all of the promised features of Twitter Blue!