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How to Stop Twitter From Pushing “Best Tweets” on Your Feed

Dave LeClair 24-03-2016

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If you want to get rid of this feature on iOS and keep your timeline pure, there’s a tucked-away setting that you can toggle.

You need to go click the Me tab, then tap the Gear icon, followed by Settings. From here, tap the Twitter profile you want to change, then click Timeline personalization, then turn off the tick box next to Show me best Tweets first. If you want it back, do the same, but turn the tick box on.


What do you think about Best Tweets in the Twitter timeline? Do you prefer to keep your Tweets in the standard order? Let us know!

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