Twitter lists are getting better. Twitter is now letting users add up to five lists as alternative timelines in the main Twitter app. It means users can swipe between different groups of accounts directly from the home screen.
The company tested the feature back in June, but it’s now rolling it out to everyone on iOS.
Now users can see lists as either a filter for following a subset of their timeline.
I’ve been using Twitter lists for years and see them as the primary value of the tool. This way I can see categories of the people I follow at a glance. They add context which makes it easier to take in and understand the content of tweets. I almost never look at my main timeline because it’s way too busy and is a hodgepodge of interests, relationships and..well…noise..
Twitter is overhauling the design of list pages too. Now there are header images and list members and subscribers are more prominent.