Twitter is testing custom timelines curated by third-party services

What you need to know

  • Twitter appears to be testing a new method to customize your timelines.
  • Customized timelines will display content curated by Twitter or third-party sources.
  • The test is currently only available on the web to a small number of users in the United States and Canada.

Twitter’s Lists feature currently provides alternative timelines that allow you to swipe between multiple tabs in order to view tweets from different groups of accounts you’ve curated. However, the platform could open up its timeline curation to third-parties.

Twitter seems to be testing customized timelines, which allow third-party services to curate content that appears in a specific feed, as spotted by renowned app sleuth Jane Manchun Wong (opens in new tab). According to references on Twitter’s now-deleted help page, these curated feeds will display content based on interests and events.

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