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How to switch between Top and Latest Tweets on Twitter for Android

If you've been using Twitter for a while now, you'll know that one of the most irritating parts of the social network is that it shows your tweets in your timeline that it thinks you want to see the most rather than in reverse chronological order (aka, tweets showing up in order from most recent to the oldest ones).

Thankfully, as part of an update to the Android app this year, it's now up to you how you want your timeline to work. If you want to see tweets that Twitter thinks are of the most interest to you, you can. If you want to see the latest tweets as they happen, you can do that, too.

Here's a quick how-to guide on how to switch back and forth between these two modes!

How to switch to latest tweets

  1. Open the Twitter app on your phone.
  2. Tap the icon that looks like sparkles in the top-right corner.
  3. Tap See latest Tweets instead.

How to switch to top tweets

  1. Open the Twitter app on your phone.
  2. Tap the icon that looks like sparkles in the top-right corner.
  3. Tap Go back Home.

Any questions?

That's all there is to it! Have any additional questions? What mode will you be setting your timeline to? Let us know in the comments below!

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Joe Maring was a Senior Editor for Android Central between 2017 and 2021. You can reach him on Twitter at @JoeMaring1.

4 Comments
  • Silly solution to a problem they can fix forever. Rather than have a toggle on the home page that resets after a short delay regardless of your selection, they could just revert to the old way of having the option in the settings where you could decide if you wanted to see tweets in chronological order or according to their algorithm-driven "quality filters". Thus, Twitter introduced a feature no one asked for, that created a problem no one need and now they offer a temporary option that solves nothing...
  • I don't know why but I've never had any problems setting up my timeline in reverse chronological order even before this year.
  • I want chronological order to my tweets. Not the top ones first. Stupid update with no rational...
  • Every single time you open the app, it has reset itself to so-called top tweets. You try and work out why it has ignored your global setting and realise that the idiot programmers have again "improved" the user experience by removing it. Utterly irritating.