Twitter Tutorial Best Tweets First SettingTwitter has made a change so that the default on your timeline is best tweets first. While I appreciate Twitter wanting to make the user experience better for the majority of the people, I also understand that there are many of us who would prefer it to still remain chronological of all tweets. Luckily, it is very easy to revert back to the old way if you want.

How to Change Twitter Best Tweets First Setting

  1. Go to
  2. Log in, if not already
  3. Scroll down (lower area on image below) and UNMARK “Show me the best tweets first”
  4. Click “Save Changes”

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Now wasn’t that super easy? Again, some will like the Twitter “best tweets first” and some will not. But now you know how to switch between the two for whichever suits you best.

While you are in your Twitter settings take a look around and update other things as needed as well. Has it been a while since you changed your Twitter password? If so, now is the perfect chance to do so. Be sure to look in the Apps section as well and revoke access to any apps you now longer want to have attached to your Twitter account or those you do not recognize.

In case you are curious, you can also check “Your Twitter Data” and find out when your account was created. Mine was on October 2, 2008! You will also see the username, email address, telephone number, device history and login history for your Twitter account in this section. At the very end you can also manage your contacts, download your entire Twitter history and see what other accounts you have muted or blocked.

And finally, a huge happy 10th birthday to Twitter! I cannot imagine a Twitterless world!


Do you have a preference on which timeline setting you will use? Why is this the best choice for the way you use Twitter?