Twitter has been testing out ways to display accounts in you timeline which you don’t actually follow for a while now. But now Twitter has officially updated its policy. The “What’s a Twitter timeline?” section now includes a provision that states as follows:
“Additionally, when we identify a Tweet, an account to follow, or other content that’s popular or relevant, we may add it to your timeline. This means you will sometimes see Tweets from accounts you don’t follow.”
This new updated has caused some concern among users as it seemed like the updated would cause tweets you favourited to show up on your followers’ timelines. But the new update isn’t actually that much different from the way Facebook shows you things in your timeline. Now instead of showing you tweets in reverse chronological order, your timeline might be filled with more tweets that are relevant to you.
What’s else is next for Twitter?
Quartz reports that users can expect even more experiments like this update to come. Basically Twitter wants to spread it wings and keep growing. The only way to see whether these updates will work for users is to experiment with them and see whether higher engagement takes place.
Twitter is obviously on a mission to fundamentally revamp itself and maybe it’s about time.