Twitter Introduces Tiktok-Style ‘For You’ Tab for iOS, Web

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Courtesy: Droid Life

Twitter’s For You tab, which was previously only available on iPhones and iPads, is now also appearing on desktop web browsers.

Twitter has renamed its “Home” tab to the “For You” tab, which is now the default tab when using the app on iOS devices.

It is an algorithm-based curated tab similar to what TikTok does. It has not appeared in the Android app, but Twitter says that will be the case in the coming days.

Users can still access their “Following” tab, which is a list of the latest posts from the people they follow, but the star icon to switch between the timelines is no longer available.

This change has caused frustration for some users, as it coincides with the malfunction of major third-party Twitter apps. This makes it difficult for users to avoid features or changes they dislike.

As of this week, the developers of these apps have not received any information from Twitter regarding the malfunction and whether it was intentional or accidental.

Popular third-party apps such as Fenix and Flamingo have not been working for both Android and iOS users. These apps are mostly preferred because they display tweets chronologically, and do not show any ads at all.

They also feature extensive customization options, including themes and display colours for usernames and tweets.

It is not clear if the broken API will be reinstated, allowing these apps to start working again. If it isn’t, users will be forced to use the official app, marking the end of Twitter third-party apps that have existed for as long as the platform has.

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