Twitter recommendations are meant to help you “enrich” your Twitter experience by showing you Tweets from people you don’t follow based on actions you take on Twitter, such as liking, following or retweeting.

How Twitter uses Signals. Twitter uses Signals for new content recommendations. Signals can include topics you follow and posts you like, accounts you follow, or Tweets that are liked by people in your network.

This is where recommendations appear. Both in your Home timeline and in the Explore tab, you’ll find recommendations. Recommendations are just below a small notification saying “You might enjoy.”

Controlling your recommendation. You can choose “Not interested in this tweet/topic” from the Tweet menu. Retweeting or liking a recommendation sends the signal that it is interesting to you.

The “sparkle” icon can be found at the top right of your Home timeline. This icon allows you to toggle between top “For You”, which includes recommendations from accounts or Topics you don’t follow, and top “Latest” tweets from accounts you do follow.

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How Twitter improves recommendation. The new “X” design for Tweets makes it easier to delete a tweet from your Home timeline if it’s not what you want.

Dig deeper. You can read the entire blog post from Twitter here.

Why we care. Social media browsing should be seamless and easy. People you like, trust, and trust are the ones you follow because they post interesting content and you care about what they have to share. If you aren’t aligned with your beliefs or interests, it can be annoying to see posts from accounts that you don’t follow.

You can use the “Latest” feature to limit your view of posts from accounts you know. Or, you can do what I do and “X all” them.

Search Engine Land’s first article, How Twitter uses Signals for Help You Find More Content, Creators, and Accounts, appeared first on Search Engine Land.