Tailored suggestions are recommendations of accounts to follow that are most relevant to you. We are experimenting with tailored suggestions to make it easier and faster to get started on Twitter and find people who are talking about things you care about. This experiment helps you discover interesting accounts to follow on Twitter and brings you closer to the things you care about with just a few clicks or taps.
For new users, the first experiment with tailored suggestions will show you a list of accounts that we recommend you follow, alongside a timeline filled with Tweets from those accounts. If you’re part of the experiment, you’ll see a Twitter experience that’s relevant to you right when you sign up. (Of course, you can always choose to not follow the suggested accounts that don’t interest you.)
For current users, you may see tailored suggestions in “Who to Follow” so you can continue to find interesting and relevant accounts that are new to you.
To see which accounts we’d recommend for you, visit our preview page.
Tailored suggestions are smarter and more relevant account recommendations that make it easier and faster for everyone to get started on Twitter. Every day, hundreds of thousands of people sign up for Twitter to get closer to the things they care about — friends, businesses, celebrities, news and information from all over. If you’ve used Twitter for a while, you know it can take some effort to create a timeline that really reflects your interests.
We determine the people you might enjoy following based on your recent visits to websites in the Twitter ecosystem (sites that have integrated Twitter buttons or widgets). Specifically, our feature works by suggesting people who are frequently followed by other Twitter users that visit the same websites.
Buttons and widgets from various companies, including Twitter, are widely available across the web, and millions of people interact with them every day. When you visit pages with Twitter buttons or widgets, we receive information about the page visit so we can provide the content and functionality of our buttons or widgets. Like many web services, we use cookie technology to improve Twitter. A unique cookie, combined with the page visit information we receive, enables us to make tailored suggestions.
Yes. We are committed to providing you with simple and meaningful choices about the information we collect to improve your Twitter experience. For those who don’t want to tailor Twitter, we offer several ways to turn off this collection:
We're testing tailored suggestions now in a number of countries. If you're in Europe, the feature is not currently available to you, and your page visits are not collected to tailor your experience. Thanks for your patience.
It may take a little while to see tailored suggestions on the preview page, especially if you recently logged out of Twitter or had the feature turned off.
Tailored suggestions are based only on visits to websites in the Twitter ecosystem (sites that have integrated a Twitter button or widget). We’ve not yet rolled out this feature to all countries or all clients, such as our mobile applications. In addition, our test does not currently collect information from visits to certain domains, such as .mil and .gov domains.
Tailored suggestions include accounts frequently followed by other visitors to the sites you’ve visited in the last ten days. Your suggestions might include some of the accounts maintained by the sites you recently visited because others who visited those sites are likely interested in those sites’ accounts. However, just because you visit cnn.com does not mean we will recommend @cnnbrk. Additionally, we’ve taken measures to protect against suggesting accounts that might be considered sensitive.
Twitter is not using visits to pages in the Twitter ecosystem for advertising purposes, and we have no plans to do so.