September 28, 2023

Twitter’s new For You tab, which rolled out to iPhones and iPads on Tuesday, is now showing on desktop net browsers.

The For You tab is the TikTok-inspired title for Twitter’s algorithmically curated “Dwelling” tab, and on iOS, it’s now the default tab you see while you shut and reopen the app. You may nonetheless entry the reverse-chronological checklist of the newest posts from the folks you observe on the “Following” tab (beforehand “Newest”), although Twitter has eliminated the star icon to change between the timelines.

For some, this modification is now much more annoying since main third-party Twitter apps simply stopped working, blocking folks’s escape from options or modifications they don’t like. As of Friday afternoon, builders of these apps are still saying that they haven’t heard something from Twitter about what’s occurring and whether or not their apps had been damaged deliberately or by chance.

The online model doesn’t appear to push the algorithmic For You timeline as laborious because the cellular change. In my checks, it will keep on following even after I closed the tab or browser. One in every of my colleagues says that when he bought the change, it was robotically set to Following — although for me, logging into Twitter with a non-public browser window does seem to reset it to For You.

The app, in the meantime, robotically opens to the algorithmic timeline and can reset to it in the event you shut and reopen it.