You no longer have to refresh Twitter's Mac app

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What you need to know

  • Twitter has updated its Mac app.
  • There's a brand new feature called 'Pin to top'.
  • It means that you don't need to refresh your timeline to see new tweets!

Twitter's Mac app has been updated to include a new 'Pin to top' toggle that allows you to see a live stream of tweets without refreshing.

Twitter support announced the change overnight:

What's that new button in your timeline settings Sparkles on Twitter for Mac? It's a "Pin to top" toggle!Turning it on will keep you at the top of your timeline and let the latest Tweets stream in – no need to manually refresh your timeline.

Version 8.17 of the app was released April 20 and the full release notes state:

We made a number of improvements to Twitter. A few highlights specific to Twitter for Mac:

  • Now you can pin your Latest Tweets to the top of your timeline. That way, when new Tweets happen, you'll immediately see them when you're at the top of the timeline. Just turn on the toggle in your timeline settings.
  • Fixed: While using input method, the marked text has missing underline.
  • Fixed: Permission dialog for Photos no longer presented when opening Composer window.

9to5Mac notes that the feature is working well in initial testing:

I've tested the new feature and it works as promised. Once enabled, new tweets are automatically loaded in the background, so they are displayed immediately as soon as I scroll. It will be great to see that option available on the official Twitter app for the iPhone and iPad as well.

You can download the latest version of Twitter for macOS here!

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