In a recent tweet on Dec 31, 2022, Elon Musk said that Twitter is launching a new feature in Jan 2023 called Twitter Navigation, allowing users to swipe between topics, tweets and trends on their mobile devices.
- Twitter Navigation will launch in Jan 2023
- You can still swipe between tweets and trends by tapping the stars icon on the upper right of the home screen to switch.
- You can also swipe across Lists too.
Android users who are subscribed to Twitter Blue can now use the custom navigation feature on the app, just like Apple users have been able to do since November 2021. The custom navigation feature was only previously available on iOS, but it has now been rolled out for Android users too. Finally, those using both systems can enjoy a more personalized experience with Twitter.
Elon Musk recently revealed that Twitter will soon add a new feature allowing users to easily switch between different views containing their recommended, followed tweets, trends, topics, and more with the simple swipe of a finger. This feature is expected to be available in January.
Musk recently twitted the addition of a feature that would give users the ability to switch between different timelines easily. With this function, one could access the “Top,” “Latest,” “Trending,” and topics of interest with just a single sideways swipe. The app allows people to switch between chronological and Home timelines by tapping on the star icon in the screen’s top right corner.
This new feature aims to enhance usability, allowing for quick and effortless navigation of Twitter’s content.
Musk further stated that it is beneficial to switch between activities. As Twitter AI evolves, suggested tweets, lists and topics will become exciting.
Suhel Banerjee, a Twitter user, asked the Twitter CEO about the swiping across lists feature on the mobile app. He inquired, “What about swiping across Lists? That’s one of the best features on the mobile app right now.”
In response to Suhel Banerjee’s question about the swiping across lists feature on the mobile app, Musk replied, “Lists too.” The Twitter user had inquired if this was one of the current best mobile app features.
This new feature makes it easier to access additional views by simply swiping. It may take me some time to get used to this, as I could unintentionally flip through different views while scrolling my timeline. Nevertheless, the extra views seem quite useful.
Yet, there is no definitive answer as to when this feature will be available for everyone. This month, Elon Musk has unveiled a range of Twitter features that may or may not prove useful, such as displaying view counts on tweets, offering “prioritized ranking” for Blue members, and allowing brands to have square profile photos.
Since completing the $44 billion deal and taking over Twitter, Elon Musk has actively listened to users’ ideas on enhancing the social media platform. He has been making various announcements in response to their feedback.
Recently, Twitter announced that it will allow users to turn off the view count feature if they so choose. This will keep the exact number of views from being publicly displayed, which many people find to be intrusive. He also said that Twitter is working on other ways for users to understand how their content is performing without showing an explicit view count.