How to turn off Twitter's 'best Tweets first' algorithm

Once upon a time, worked in the following way: Someone posted a tweet. Then someone else would tweet. Then you would see these in your timeline, in the order they were sent. And because chronological order isn’t good enough for social services any more (too predictable and rigid and not as easily monetized, or something like that), is by default now showing you the “best first.”

Whatever the hell that means.

Actually, according to Twitter, it means this:

you are likely to care about most will show up first in your timeline. We choose them based on accounts you interact with most, you engage with, and much more.”

No, thanks. Here’s how to it off and get back to the hot takes in the order in which they were sent:

How to off Twitter’s in the iPhone and iPad app

Open the Twitter app. (Duh, but important.)Tap the “Me” icon in lower right cornerChoose “Settings.” (Looks like a gear icon towards top of screen)Now choose “Settings.”Select your account, then find TimelineTap on Timeline PersonalizationUncheck “Show me the best Tweets first.” Which may well be the only option you see.

How to turn off Twitter’s ‘best tweets first’ on the website

Log in to Twitter.Go to “Settings”. Scroll down under “.” Look for the “Timeline” option, and uncheck it.

And that’s that. Your timeline will now be back to chronological order, peppered with ads, outrage and hot takes over the latest thing that happened.

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