About your Twitter timeline

What's in your Home timeline

When you log in to Twitter, you'll land on your Home timeline.

  • Your Home 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 the timeline.
  • You can choose between viewing the top Tweets first or the latest Tweets first in your timeline (Twitter for iOS and Android only). Top Tweets are ones you are likely to care about most, and we choose them based on accounts you interact with most, Tweets you engage with, and much more. You can find instructions on how to toggle between the two timeline views below.
  • You may see 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.
  • 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. This means you will sometimes see Tweets from accounts you don't follow. We select each Tweet using a variety of signals, including how popular it is and how people in your network are interacting with it. Our goal is to show you content on your Home timeline that you’re most interested in and contributes to the conversation in a meaningful way, such as content that is relevant, credible, and safe.
  • Clicking or tapping anywhere on a Tweet in your timeline expands the Tweet, so you can see photos, videos, and other information related to that Tweet.
  • Use the Bookmarks feature from your Twitter for iOS or Android app and mobile.twitter.com to bookmark Tweets you’d like to refer to later. From a Tweet, tap the share icon ( on iOS,  on Android) and select Add Tweet to Bookmarks. To view your saved Tweets, tap Bookmarks from your profile icon menu. To remove a saved bookmark, 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.

Where you'll see other timelines

  • Timelines can also consist of search results or Lists that you've curated.
  • When you perform a search, you'll see a timeline of Tweets, Moments, and events that all match your search terms. 
  • Similarly, when you click or tap on a List, you will see an aggregated stream of Tweets (a timeline) posted by the accounts included in that List.


View instructions for:

You can toggle between seeing the top Tweets first and the latest Tweets first by doing the following:

In the top menu, tap the Artboard 1  icon.

  1. Tap the arrows to switch to the timeline view of your choice.
  2. Tap View content preferences to go to your settings.

You can toggle between seeing the top Tweets first and the latest Tweets first by doing the following:

In the top menu, tap the Artboard 1  icon.

  1. Tap the arrows to switch to the timeline view of your choice.
  2. Tap View content preferences to go to your settings.

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