Twitter Currently Delivering Suggested Tweets to All Users

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Twitter is now adding tweets from accounts that users do not currently follow to their timelines more often than in the past. The business said that it is now making suggestions visible to all of its customers, even those who had previously been able to effectively avoid seeing such prompts.

The business said in a tweet that it is “extending recommendations to all users,” even those who may not have seen them in the past. “We want to guarantee that everyone on Twitter gets the greatest content on the platform,” the post read. “We’re expanding recommendations to all users.”

It is not quite obvious how many more suggestions users may anticipate seeing in their “home” timelines, nor is it apparent if Twitter is making recommendations more visible in other sections of the service as well. In its tweet, the company linked to a blog post from September that stated “recommendations can appear in your Home timeline, certain places within the Explore tab, and elsewhere on Twitter.” The post states that “recommendations can appear in certain places within the Explore tab and elsewhere on Twitter.” It seems that suggestions will not be shown while browsing the “latest” timeline for the time being. This timeline arranges tweets in chronological order and has traditionally not featured tweets from accounts that aren’t currently being followed by the user viewing the timeline.

It seems that some users are already reporting notable changes to their timelines. These changes include the emergence of new subject ideas as well as a large number of tweets from accounts that appear to be completely at random. In a tweet sent from the firm’s help account, the company advised an irate user to return to the chronological “latest” timeline in order to avoid the influx of content suggestions that were being offered.

Even while you may find the adjustment to be unsettling, this is not the first time that the corporation has experimented with increasing the amount of information that is offered to you. For a number of years, Twitter has included recommendations into a variety of its service offerings; however, the frequency with which these recommendations are shown is subject to sporadic modification. Although it is not entirely clear whether this is still the case, in the past Twitter has been careful to note that it does not recommend certain types of content in order to avoid amplifying potentially harmful or low-quality content. However, it is not entirely clear whether this is still the case. The business does not have a communications staff at this time. During the recent round of layoffs at Twitter, the curation team, which was responsible for promoting content throughout the platform, was also terminated.

It is interesting to note that Elon Musk, the current CEO of Twitter, has not always presented the recommendation algorithms on the network in a positive light. Back in May, he said in a tweet that it was essential to use the “latest” timeline on the app in order to “repair” Twitter’s feed. At that moment, he made the statement that you were being controlled by the algorithm in ways that you were not aware of. Musk, who has previously expressed his want to open source Twitter’s algorithms, has not yet commented on the newly implemented extension of recommendations or how the feature works. He has also not commented on his wish to open source Twitter’s algorithms.

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