Available for some users on iOS
The company announced Tuesday that Twitter is testing a new way to make switching to your reverse-chronological feed a little more easily. Right now, when you tap the three-star icon at the top of your feed to switch between the Home feed (which sorts tweets for you) or the Latest feed (which shows them in reverse chronological order), a Small menu shows up prompting you to switch to a feed you’re not on. For some users on iOS, however, Twitter is testing the new Home or Latest tab at the top of your screen when you tap the three-star icon.
Here’s what the change will look like, according to twitter. If you have pinned lists, the tabs should look familiar:
Top Tweet First or Latest Tweet First? We’re making it easy to switch between two time periods and know which one you’re scrolling through.
Now testing with some of you on iOS: Select which Tweets you see first by swiping between “Home” and “Latest” on the Home tab. pic.twitter.com/LoyAN4cONu
— Twitter Support (@TwitterSupport) 12 October 2021
This change feels like it will be an improvement as it will mean fewer taps to switch between feeds and it will be easier to know at a glance which feed you are viewing. That said, it’s unclear whether Twitter plans to roll out this test more widely and, if so, when that might happen.