Twitter lets Android users switch to chronological timeline

From CNET: Nearly a month after doing so for iOS users, Twitter is letting Android users switch to a chronological timeline.

The company tweeted Tuesday to let people using Android devices know they could change from tweets picked by an algorithm to the most recent tweets from the accounts they're following.

"Android, we got you. Starting today, tap [the sparkle icon] to switch between latest and top Tweets," it wrote.

The algorithmic timeline, which highlights tweets considered most likely to interest you, has been around since 2016, and you had to dig through the site's settings to switch it off. The sparkle icon, which Twitter first hinted at in September and started testing soon after, offers an easy way to do so.

In October, Twitter CEO and co-founder Jack Dorsey admitted that the site creates "filter bubbles" -- reinforcing people's political viewpoints or biases by surfacing posts -- and acknowledged that it needed to offer tools to pop these bubbles.

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