Earlier this week we reported on news that Twitter has started showing favourites to some users from the accounts that they follow. That is, when their friends favourite a tweet, some of them show up in their timeline.
We’ve also noted how Twitter has been showing tweets from accounts that their friends follow to some users. Both of these updates are being tested on the usual small subset of profiles in Twitter’s everyday experiments, and they work in much the same way that retweets from people you follow appear in your feed.
People hate change, but it really feels like everybody hates these changes from Twitter. But here’s the thing: Twitter doesn’t care.