About your For you timeline on Twitter


What's in your For you timeline

For you serves Tweets from accounts and Topics you follow as well as recommended Tweets. You’ll also see features that help you manage your For you timeline.

Accounts and Topics you follow
  • Your For you timeline displays a stream of Tweets from accounts you have chosen to follow on Twitter. You may see suggested content powered by a variety of signals. You can reply, Retweet, or like a Tweet from within For you.
  • You can choose between your For you or Following timelines. For you shows Tweets based on recommendations of accounts you follow or topics you’re interested in. Your Following timeline displays Tweets from only the accounts you follow.
  • When you close Twitter on the For you or Following tabs, you will return to whichever timeline you had open last.
  • You may see Tweets for Topics you follow, Tweets for Topic suggestions, and a summary of the most interesting Tweets you might not have seen, labeled as In case you missed it.
  • You may also see content such as promoted Tweets or Retweets in your timeline.
About content you may see from outside your network
Additionally, when we identify a Tweet, an account to follow, or other content that's popular or relevant, we may add it to your timeline. We select each Tweet using a variety of signals, including how popular it is and how people in your network are interacting with it. We make recommendations to make it easier and faster to find content that contributes to the conversation in a meaningful way, such as content that is relevant, credible, and safe. This means you will sometimes see Tweets from accounts you don't follow. We recommend Tweets to you based on who you already follow and Topics you follow, and don’t recommend content that might be abusive or spammy. We share recommendations via push notifications, your Notifications tab, and by adding them to your For you timeline.
Sometimes, replies in a conversation are not shown in chronological order. We strive to show you the content that we think you’d be most interested in and contributes to the conversation in a meaningful way, such as content that is relevant, credible, and safe. When ranking a reply higher, we consider factors such as if the original Tweet author has replied, if a reply is from someone you follow, or if the person is a Twitter Blue subscriber.
For you timeline features
  • Clicking or tapping the area where the Tweet text appears in your timeline will take you to the Tweet detail page, so you can see photos, videos, and other information related to that Tweet.
  • Use the Bookmarks feature to save Tweets you’d like to refer to later. After opening a Tweet on iOS to view Tweet details, tap the Bookmark icon to save the Tweet. On web and Android, tap or click the share icon  and select Add Tweet to Bookmarks. To view your saved Tweets, select Bookmarks in your navigation menu. To remove a saved Bookmark on iOS, simply tap the Bookmark icon . On web and Android, tap the share icon  from the Tweet within your bookmark timeline and select Remove Tweet from bookmarks. Additionally, you can tap the more icon  at the top of your bookmark timeline to remove all of your bookmarks at once.
  • You may see events featured at the top of your timeline labeled as Happening now. When available, we’ll show you events and topics we think you might be interested in when you open your Twitter for iOS or Android app. Tap the  icon to view why we think you'll be interested in the event, or to hide the event from your timeline. Tap the photo to view conversation surrounding the event.

How to switch between timelines

It's easy to see the Tweets you want to see. Click or swipe between tabs to see Tweets recommended “For you” or Tweets from the accounts you’re “Following". When you close Twitter on the For you or Following tabs, you will return to whichever timeline you had open last.

How to report a Tweet

If you see something in your timeline that might be abusive, spammy, or potentially a violation of the Twitter Rules, follow the instructions below to report it.

To report a Tweet
  1. Navigate to the Tweet you’d like to report.
  2. Tap the  icon located at the top of the Tweet.
  3. Select Report Tweet.
  4. If you select It's abusive or harmful, we’ll ask you to provide additional information about the issue you’re reporting. We may also ask you to select additional Tweets from the account you’re reporting so we have better context to evaluate your report.
  5. We will include the text of the Tweets you reported in our follow-up emails and notifications to you. To opt-out of receiving this information, please uncheck the box next to Updates about this report can show these Tweets.
  6. Once you’ve submitted your report, we’ll provide recommendations for additional actions you can take to improve your Twitter experience.

Need more help?

If you have more questions about your For you timeline, you can contact our Support team.

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