Twitter Timeline Types Description

There are two timeline options that are offered for polling from Twitter:

  • User Timeline
    This pulls a collection of the most recent Tweets posted by the user and the users they follow. In other words, this pulls what you see when you are on Twitter.

  • Home Timeline
    This pulls a collection of the most recent Tweets posted. In other words, this pulls your Tweets.

If you do decide to use the User Timeline instead of the Home Timeline, you might then be interested in enabling the following as the User Timeline will no longer pull down these types of Tweets:

  • Mentions
    This pulls a collection of the most recent Tweets where the user is mentioned by another Twitter user.

  • Retweets
    This pulls a collection of the most recent Retweets made by the user.