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Twitter for Android finally joins the iOS app in allowing users to switch between chronological timelines and seeing the Top Tweets from people they follow.

To try it out, open the Twitter app and tap the "sparkle" icon in the top right corner. Tap See Latest Tweets to put your timeline in chronological order.

By tapping Go Back Home, you can see the Top Tweets first.

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The trouble is, switching your preference to chronological order isn't permanent. Twitter reminds you that it will switch you back to top Tweets after "you've been away for a while."

"Can this concept please go away? It's called a timeline for a reason," one user tweeted in response to the news. "Tweets are meant to be viewed in chronological order, not in the order some dumb program thinks I want to see them."

Users of Twitter's Android app have been able to activate the reverse chronological feed since September. Users could dive into their settings and uncheck the Quality Filter if they preferred chronological order.

When Twitter announced the Android update, some users brought up the possibility of also adding the much-hyped edit button. In November, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey said the company could potentially add the feature, but wanted to do it the right way.

Dorsey said haphazardly adding an edit button could allow users to change past controversial or problematic tweets, which would not be an accurate representation of their beliefs.

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Takeaways

  1. Twitter for Android finally allows users to switch between chronological timelines and seeing the Top Tweets from people they follow.
  2. Switching your preference to chronological order isn't permanent. Twitter reminds you that it will switch you back to top Tweets after "you've been away for a while."

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Shelby is an Associate Writer for CNET's Download.com. She served as Editor in Chief for the Louisville Cardinal newspaper at the University of Louisville. She interned as Creative Non-Fiction Editor for Miracle Monocle literary magazine. Her work appears in Glass Mountain Magazine, Bookends Review, Soundings East, and on Louisville.com. Her cat, Puck, is the best cat ever.