Have you ever noticed the Twitter timeline auto-refreshing while you’re reading a tweet? According to online reports, it will be fixed soon. Twitter, a social networking platform, recently announced that it would resolve this issue as quickly as possible.
According to the Twitter Support page, the company will be rolling out updates to fix this issue over the next few months. It will improve the way tweets are displayed to prevent them from disappearing.
“The background: a Tweet would move up the timeline as replies were added to the ongoing convo,” Twitter explained on its support page. Because some conversations can evolve quickly, you won’t see the same Tweet repeated in the TL. Our changes will keep your TL fresh and prevent Tweets from disappearing in the middle of a read.”
In theory, auto-refresh is a good feature, and it is helpful for live-tweeting, but it happens at inconvenient times, such as right in the middle of reading a tweet. The timeline returns to the top, and the user loses sight of what they were reading.
Although it may appear to be an unusual move for the company, it is a severe problem for several users that need to be fixed.
Over the last few months, Twitter has been testing and implementing several features. The new Timeline look, which is similar to Facebook’s news feed, is one of the company’s latest features.
On iOS devices, the new timeline design behaves differently. It takes videos, images, and GIFs and stretches them to fill the entire width of an Apple device. This significant change gives the iOS app an edge-to-edge design that eliminates the margins on all sides.
“Now testing on iOS: edge to edge Tweets that span the width of the timeline so your photos, GIFs, and videos can have more room to shine,” Twitter said.
A temporary solution to the problem
- If you want to restrict your Twitter feed from constantly auto-refreshing, then locate the “Reduce motion” option under the “Motion” section in the “Accessibility” part of your profile settings.
- To disable the auto-scrolling feature, uncheck the checkbox. You can still see the Twitter notification that tells you there are new Tweets to read at the top, but this will not prevent Twitter from auto-scrolling your feed. Even with these settings enabled, this may occur, but the frequency will be reduced.
The company has not confirmed the exact date of implementation of the new features.