Set Twitter for Mac to Livestream New Tweets & Automatically Scroll to Top
If you use Twitter to keep an eye on things or to livestream news and events, this feature in the Twitter for Mac desktop app is a must use. It allows the Twitter app to automatically update and scroll to the most recent tweets, giving you a live and constantly updated feed of what’s going on from who you follow on Twitter. This applies to your main feed as well as search streams and other feeds, so this trick makes for an excellent way to watch the social world of twitter, serving whatever purpose it is that you use the app for (and we all seem to use it differently).
Here’s how to enable the excellent live streaming feature in Twitter for OS X, this works in all versions of Twitter on the Mac:
- From the Twitter menu, open Preferences
- Click the checkbox next to “When new tweets arrive: Automatically scroll to top”
- Close Preferences for changes to take effect
(You may need to hit Command+R to force refresh the feed upon first enabling this)
Now if you’re at the top of the twitter feed, updates will automatically appear in the feed and stream in live. It’s smart enough so that if you’re scrolling down in the feed to read older items, the feed will stay put, so you won’t be thrown to the top and lose your space.
This is one of those features that I think should be enabled by default, it’s too useful not to be. Combine this with enabling Growl notifications for the Mac Twitter client and you’ll find it easier than ever to stay on top of Tweets, news, and events. Oh, and while we’re talking about Twitter, don’t forget to follow @osxdaily on Twitter too!