Some brief and excellent news from Twitter HQ: after much teasing and testing, the platform is finally going to let users decide how they want to sort their feed. Algorithmically (meaning a computer decides, based on your likes and interactions, which tweets you should see first) or in reverse chronological order (AKA newest tweets first). If you’ve spent much time on Twitter in recent years, you’ll know that last one is preferred. Or at least preferred by the vocal majority who have spent a lot of time yelling at Twitter after the company switched everybody over to an algorithmic and then semi-walked it back over the past four years.
Earlier this year, Twitter announced it was testing a button that would let users toggle back and forth between the two feeds. As of this week, that button is no longer a test and is rolling out to all iOS users. It’ll be available on all devices in the coming weeks. Where can you find it and what does it look like? Well, friends, it looks like a dumb sparkle. Which is what Twitter is calling it. So make sure your app is updated, open up Twitter, and look for the sparkle icon in the upper right-hand corner of your feed. You can change back and forth at any time. Just look for the sparkle to guide you.