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   Twitter is notoriously slow-moving when it comes to making major changes to the Timeline, the central feature of the global town square, but the now-public company is taking a big step forward with Custom Timelines.

Not to be confused with Twitter Lists, which lets you group accounts you follow by theme, Custom Timelines let you design and share Timelines of specific tweets. The feature is only accessible to TweetDeck users, for now—you didn’t think Twitter would revolutionize the Timeline overnight, did you?—but could have huge ramifications going forward.

Creating a Custom Timeline in TweetDeck is as easy as adding a new column.  How to build a Custom Timeline

You can delete a Custom Timeline or share it with the world.  The Timeline functions normally on the website and within Twitter apps and clients as a constantly refreshing (mostly) chronological stream of updates from people you follow. If you use Twitter-owned TweetDeck—which is desktop-only—you can create a Timeline that includes only tweets you hand-select.

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