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When Twitter “twitter.com/i/timeline” fails (often, intermittently, usually for a few days, sometimes weeks)

Posted by jpluimers on 2022/03/21

Quite often, but at unpredictable intervals and durations, twitter.com/i/timeline fails.

I finally got the right search terms for this, so via [Wayback] twitter search your timeline – Google Search I found [Wayback] How to search your Twitter timeline | iMore.

The alternative:

  • shows most of the tweets from the timeline
  • does not show notifications (so you have to refresh every now and then)

Their trick is to filter your tweets on filter:follows filter:nativeretweets, then order by latest (the f=live bit below).

Direct web-link: twitter.com/search?q=filter%3Afollows%20filter%3Anativeretweets&src=typed_query&f=live

For me, this filter seems to work better: filter:follows -filter:replies -filter:nativeretweets as it allows me to easily include or exclude retweets.

Direct URL: twitter.com/search?q=filter%3Afollows%20-filter%3Areplies%20-filter%3Anativeretweets&src=typed_query&f=live

I bolded a few bits above for readability; below you can see how the URI is formed from the filter parts:

filter part URI part notes
twitter.com/search?q= base of URI
filter:follows filter%3Afollows show tweets of people you follow
%20 encoded space
filter:nativeretweets filter%3Anativeretweets only show new-style retweets
& URI parameter separator
src=typed_query tells Twitter this is a “filter”
f=live the “filter” is “Latest” tweets (without this, it is “Top” tweets)
-filter:replies -filter%3Areplies do not show replies (those are in your regular “notifications” already)
-filter:nativeretweets -filter%3Anativeretweets do not show new-style retweets

–jeroen

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