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What's a Twitter timeline?

What's in your home timeline:

When you log in to Twitter, you'll land on your home timeline.

  • Your home timeline displays a stream of Tweets from accounts you have chosen to follow on Twitter. New users may see suggested content powered by a variety of signals.
  • You may see a summary of the most interesting Tweets you received since your last visit.
  • You may also see content such as promoted Tweets or Retweets in your timeline.
  • Additionally, when we identify a Tweet, an account to follow, or other content that's popular or relevant, we may add it to your timeline. This means you will sometimes see Tweets from accounts you don't follow. We select each Tweet using a variety of signals, including how popular it is and how people in your network are interacting with it. Our goal is to make your home timeline even more relevant and interesting.
  • The newest updates are at the top. You can reply, Retweet, or like a Tweet from within the timeline.
  • Clicking anywhere on a Tweet in your timeline expands the Tweet, so you can see photos, videos, and other information related to that Tweet.

Where you'll see other timelines:

  • Timelines can also consist of collected Tweets from users in lists that you've curated or as search results.
  • When you click on a list, you will see an aggregated stream of Tweets (a timeline) posted by the users included in that list.
  • Similarly, when you perform a search, you'll see a timeline of Tweets that all match your search terms.

Having trouble?

Check out our troubleshooting section for solutions to common problems.