Twitter will start showing tweets from people you don't follow

Twitter has today announced the popular social network will display tweets from random users you don't currently follow in a bid to bring more relevant content to your home timeline, and to pick up some new friends along the way. Twitter isn't shy at testing out new experimentations with its micro-blogging service and the team has been actively working on the new feature that you'll either despise or find rather useful.

Some users have already been involved in this experiment, which Twitter has now launched as a new feature for the entire community. So how will these tweets be selected for your home timeline on Twitter? Content will be displayed to you based on numerous factors, including activity from accounts you already follow, the popularity of said tweets in question and how people in your network interact with them. More details available on the Twitter Help Center.

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.

How do you feel about being shown tweets from people you don't follow, but may be of interest?

Source: Twitter

Rich Edmonds