Twitter has launched a new feature for Android that gives users more control of their timeline by letting them quickly switch between an algorithm-generated timeline and one that shows the most recent tweets first.
While it’s quite simple to use, you have to have the latest version of Twitter loaded on your phone. After that, a new “sparkle” button will appear at the top right of the display.
Tapping on it brings up a card at the bottom of the screen that lets you jump between the default “Home” setting, which shows the algorithm-generated “top tweets,” to the “latest tweets” posted by people that you follow.
If you leave Twitter in the latest-tweets setting but don’t go back to the app for a while, it will automatically switch you back to the Home setting for top tweets when you return. In that case, a short message will appear on the display telling you that you’ve been returned to the Home setting.
Twitter announced the new Android feature in a tweet on Tuesday, January 15.