What's a Twitter timeline?

What's in your home timeline:

When you log in to Twitter, you'll land on the Tweets timeline view of your homepage, as shown in the image below.

  • Your home timeline is a long stream showing all Tweets from those you have chosen to follow on Twitter.
  • The newest updates are at the top. You can interact with Tweets from within the timeline by hovering your mouse over a Tweet to replyretweet, or favorite.
  • Clicking anywhere on a Tweet in your timeline expands the Tweet, so you can see photos, videos, and other information related to that Tweet.
Note: If you see Tweets in your timeline from users you don't follow, check to see if they are retweets. It's likely someone you do follow chose to re-broadcast a message because they found it interesting. Retweets will show up in your timeline, unless you have them turned off for a particular user.

Where you'll see other timelines:

  • Timelines can also consist of collected messages 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 messages that all match your search terms.

Having trouble?

Check out our Tweet & DM Troubleshooting section for solutions to common problems.

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