How to navigate the confusing world of Twitter Topics

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Back in 2019, Twitter introduced a feature called Topics to bring you tweets related to your areas of interest, without having to follow more people.

On paper, it’s a great idea to keep your core timeline the same while getting updates about topics you might be interested in. But it’s a bit tricky managing your feed so you’re not overwhelmed by all those suggested tweets.

Don’t worry, I’ve got you. In this guide, I’ll take you through all the steps to weed out unwanted topics. Plus, I’ll talk about this hidden setting called Interests you might not know about.

But first, let’s walk through the basics.

Browsing Topics

In your current timeline, Twitter will show you tweets based on the topics that you’ve followed, along with tweets from people you’re following.

Once in a while, it might also throw in tweets related to subjects you might be interested in.

You can see what a sample of a topic-related tweet looks like in the screengrab below: