Twitter is experimenting with a new feature that would show tweets out of chronological order on some users’ timelines.
The change, first reported by Motherboard, was mentioned by a number of Twitter users who began tweeting screenshots of their out-of-order timelines to Twitter’s support account.
The change appears to be affecting users in the U.S., the U.K. and even some users in Canada. In a statement to Mashable, a Twitter spokesperson confirmed the experiment saying, “We’re continuing to explore ways to surface the best content for people using Twitter.”
Many users were quick to criticize the move – some calling it “chaotic,” “nonsensical” and many saying if they wanted to see a bunch of out-of-order thoughts they would have logged on to Facebook.
This isn’t the first time the social networking service has messed with the way users see their tweets. In January, the platform introduced the “While you were away” feature, designed to catch users up on the tweets they had missed since they last logged on.
The feature was met with mixed reaction from users, but many found it confusing. Overwhelmingly, it appears Twitter users do not like their timelines to be touched.
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