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'Time out' for tweets in reverse chronology

Published 06/02/2016

Tweets might not be displayed in time order any more
Tweets might not be displayed in time order any more

Twitter posts may no longer be displayed in time order amid suggestions the social media network is preparing to undergo a major shake-up.

Reports claim the reverse chronological feature - which sees the newest tweet displayed on top of older posts - will be replaced with a setting favouring more popular or relevant posts.

The rumours prompted users of the 140-character micro-blogging site to get #RIPTwitter trending.

One user, with the handle @RyanAbe, wrote: "Twitter, I use you because you aren't stop trying to be like facebook #RIPtwitter"

Benjamin Allbright added: "I have no idea why @Twitter is doing its best to become everything everyone hates about facebook. Add an edit button & be done. #RIPTwitter"

Daniel Bostic wrote: "I'm confused as to why Twitter is so hellbent on destroying Twitter? #RIPTwitter"

Nobody from Twitter was available for comment.

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