Twitter Changes the ‘Following’ List

Twitter is rolling out some new features on their site. If you don’t yet see the following changes, you will soon!

The biggest changes are to the ‘following’ link, under the profile tab. Now, instead of seeing a list of everyone a person is following, you will see their Twitter stream as they see it. The exception is that you will not be able to see the tweets of people they follow that have protected their tweets. This is what users will see when they click the “following” link on Out-Smarts’ Twitter page.

To see the old following list, click on the ‘people’ tab as shown in the above image. This will enable you to see all of the people that person is following in the old format. From the people tab you can also see a list of people you are both following by clicking the ‘you both follow’ link.

You can also access the old following list by clicking ‘view all’ beside the ‘following’ heading on the lower right hand panel.

Finally, Twitter has introduced a new ‘shuffle’ feature. When you have clicked to see who a person is following, and are viewing their Twitter stream as they see it, you’ll find the shuffle button in the upper right corner of your screen.

Hovering over this button tells you that you can ‘jump to someone you follow’. This option takes you to the Twitter account of someone you both follow, and shows you their Twitter stream.

What do you think of these new features?

One Comment

  1. Hey that shuffle button is really cool. It helped me to find new relevant people to follow.  Thanks for staying on top of the Twitterverse!

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