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Twitter is finally giving our chronological timelines back

We could finally get what we ask from Twitter : a chronological chronology. The company tweeted that it was testing a button to display tweets per hour of posting, instead of showing a stream selected by algorithm.

According to Jack Dorsey, CEO of the company, this feature is currently only available to a small number of iOS users and all Twitter employees.

The button appears in the upper right corner of the stream. Clicking on it will show you options for "switching to the latest tweets" and "content preferences"

@Twitter employees : this is now the case for 100% of you, in production and in advance. Please play with! pic.twitter.com/luI2Qh97Qy

– jack (@jack) November 1, 2018

However, fans of organized feeding (if any) should not worry, because the button allows you to quickly go back.

Twitter introduced the algorithmic chronology in 2016 and faced many negative reactions. Since then, people have been asking for the return of the chronology. Fortunately, Twitter has confirmed that was working on a solution for this a few months ago.

Twitter has finally come up with a way to give people the ability to switch between two streams. It seems that people are rather happy with this:

Why hello chronology … 👀 https://t.co/7HkAzQt7nP

– Gasca (@gasca) October 31, 2018

What we think of Twitter is testing a home screen button to change the news feed in reverse chronological order: pic.twitter.com/1s4s0fguNT

– Socialnn Tech (@SocialnnTech) 1st of November 2018

The change also brings a floating button "Composition of Tweets" to iOS in the lower right corner to allow the addition of the switch button of the timeline.

This timeline selector is refreshing because it allows users to try both algorithmic and chronological timelines and choose what suits them best.

There is no information on when this feature will be available to all. We will update the message as soon as we hear Twitter. For my part, I can not wait to try the new calendar options.

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