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Twitter Rolls Out Reverse-Chronological Feed For iOS Users

The rest of the tweets will be displayed right underneath, also in reverse chronological order, as always

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Twitter rolls out reverse-chronological feed for iOS users. Pixabay

Listening to its users, Twitter has finally revived the reverse-chronological feed for iOS devices that will come to Android soon.

The original way to tweet is now available as an option along with the current ranked timeline as a toggle which Twitter has called “Sparkle” on top right side of the app for iOS users to switch between the two.

“New on iOS! Starting today, you can tap ‘Sparkle’ to switch between the latest and top tweets in your timeline. Coming soon to Android,” said Twitter in a tweet late on Tuesday.

The reverse-chronological feed is useful in real time, particularly during live events such as sports games or the Oscars, reported The Verge.

Tap on “Sparkle” and you’ll get the option to switch to seeing the reverse-chronologically sorted feed.

Twitter began ranking the timeline almost four years ago.

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Twitter on a smartphone device. Pixabay

In recent tests, the company found that users who had access to the “Sparkle” toggle participated in more conversations than average.

In September, Twitter had announced that it will revert the timeline into a pure reverse-chronological feed.

The micro-blogging platform in 2016 announced that it will only show the “most important tweets” and stop the most recent tweets first which irked many users.

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Now, when you open Twitter after being away for a while, the tweets you’re most likely to care about will appear at the top of your timeline — still recent and in reverse chronological order.

The rest of the tweets will be displayed right underneath, also in reverse chronological order, as always. (IANS)

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Twitter Launches Privacy Centre to Spread Info About its Privacy

Twitter launches Privacy Centre to host data protection information

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Twitter has launched a Privacy Centre which will serve as a central place to spread information about its data protection related initiatives. Pixabay

Twitter has launched a Privacy Centre which will serve as a central place to disseminate information about its privacy and data protection related initiatives, announcements, new privacy products and communication about security incidents.

“We believe companies should be accountable to the people that trust them with their personal information, and responsible not only to protect that information but to explain how they do it,” Data Protection Officer Damien Kieran and Kayvon Beykpour, Product Lead at Twitter wrote in a blog post on Monday.

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Twitter Privacy Center will provide more clarity around what twitter is doing to protect the information people share online. Pixabay

“That’s why we’re launching the Twitter Privacy Center to provide more clarity around what we’re doing to protect the information people share with us,” they wrote.

Twitter said it is continuing to invest in its “Data Management Organisation” so that it can always account for the data it has, how it is used, and when it is shared.

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“To make sure everyone at Twitter is accountable, privacy and data protection is the heart of our 2020 company-wide priority to build products that earn the trust of people who use them,” Kieran and Beykpour wrote.

“Privacy by design is a priority with every product we build,” they added. (IANS)