Twitter finally enables tabbed option to toggle between home and latest tweets

Twitter Support announced the option to soft-block irritating followers in October. This feature enables users to unfollow followers without informing them. Twitter has now issued a new update that allows users to effortlessly move between the two timeline layouts.

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Regular Twitter users are probably already aware of the two options for their feed: latest and home. As the name implies, “latest” tweets show a Twitter user the most recent tweets as they happen, whereas “home” tweets show users the top tweets from accounts and topics they have followed. Previously, Twitter users had to click the star icon in the top right-hand corner to convert between these two modes. Twitter’s most recent upgrade makes it even easier for users to transition between the home and newest displays.

Users will see the home and most recent timelines in different tabs on the main feed, letting them know which perspective they’re looking at. This makes moving between different viewing modes easy. This new tabbed capability was already available on select iOS devices beginning October 13 and is likely to be available on Android and web versions in the coming months. Twitter has not yet stated if the toggle option will be permanently withdrawn or if it will be available alongside the new tabbed view as an alternative.

The toggle option was added to Twitter for Mac in April 2020 and has proven to be extremely effective in personalizing content to individual preferences. Earlier this year, there were suspicions that the star button will be withdrawn after the toggle option was removed for some users, but those rumors were quickly debunked.

The toggle modification is one of several changes to Twitter’s platform, including changing the color of liked tweets from red to pink and introducing an auto dark mode for Android. Users have constantly requested an edit option, and Twitter’s official account joked that an edit button for the social media giant would be introduced only if everyone wore a mask. Let us hope that that dream becomes a reality soon.