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Twitter is testing custom-made timelines, starting with the first one for The Bachelorette

Twitter is testing custom-made timelines, starting with the first one for The Bachelorette

Twitter is experimenting with custom-built timelines curated by developers, with the first focusing on The Bachelorette. The idea is that they are topic-focused timelines that you can swipe or click from your main feed to scroll through conversations about a specific topic.

Twitter spokesman Shaoki Amdo told The Verge that the Bachelorette custom timeline will be available for 10 weeks on the web as a "limited trial" for a "small group" of people in the US and Canada. Those who are able to access it can do so from an in-app prompt, and that prompt will appear for some people who follow related topics and accounts.

Content will be presented algorithmically in a custom timeline, but there is currently no option to switch to a reverse chronological feed. According to Twitter's support site, "Content that appears in a custom timeline is selected and ordered based on relevance to the timeline's theme using information such as search terms, topics, handles, and manual curation."

“While this is still an early exploration of the potential that custom third-party timelines can bring to people using Twitter, we are excited to learn from this trial as we enable people to participate in public conversations and more. want to give more ways, and more choices on the content they see on Twitter,” Amdo said.

If you haven't chosen to experiment, you should know that you can already create your own custom timelines using lists, although individual users will have to curate them. On mobile, you can also swipe between lists, which makes it easier to access them as alternate timelines, so I'm glad to see a similar feature worked on as the new Custom Timeline for the web. He is going. (The lists also show tweets in reverse chronological order, which is a big plus for me.)

Right now, The Bachelorette timeline is the only custom timeline available, and Emdo declined to comment on other timelines that may be in the works.

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