Elon Musk says Twitter has revamped its ‘For You’ algorithm because it includes too many tweets from people users don’t follow Tab has been changed.
He didn’t follow people after seeing so many tweets. Elon Musk’s comment was in response to a Twitter user who tweeted that people were reporting a sharp drop in engagement with his posts.
Elon Musk tweeted, the update to the For You algorithm includes a lot of tweets from people users don’t follow. That change has been reverted. A Twitter user replied to Musk’s tweet saying that users who liked or retweeted his post have disappeared.
Another user said that they were seeing random videos in different languages on their For You feed, but all the engineering content and articles they were active on failed to pop up. Several other users also reported not seeing tweets from accounts they followed.
Twitter wrote about the introduction of the “For You” tab in a post on January 11. It said that tabs with a “Following” tab would be pinned to the top of the timeline. The Following tab filters the feed so that users only see Tweets from accounts they are following. While the For You tab will show a mix of Tweets recommended by users who don’t follow.
Users can swipe between the For You and Following tabs on their main Twitter feed. These two tabs replaced the previous tabs, which were labeled “Home” and Recent. The feature was launched on iOS. It’s available on the desktop site and according to Twitter will be coming soon to Android.