Twitter Lists are one of the most underrated features of Twitter. They provide the ability to follow groups of Twitter users without showing them in your timeline.
Twitter Lists act as an extension of the timeline and allow users to better organize and keep track of the accounts that interest them. Using lists allows you to instantly view only the content you want to see.
For example, Twitter users with an interest in sports often simply follow accounts like ESPN and Sky Sports by default. However, tweets from these accounts can be drowned out by the noisier and more active users of your timeline.
To fix this, you can create a Twitter list named â€œSports Newsâ€ and put ESPN, Sky Sports, and as many other Twitter accounts on it as you like. Then, when you visit that Twitter list, you will only see recent tweets from users included in it.
However, Twitter doesn’t support lists very well. It takes three clicks on two pages to add a user to the list from your timeline. You can often scroll down your timeline and don’t want to waste space for that. While you can open an account in a new tab, it is a slow and discouraging process.
Luckily for Google Chrome users, Twitter Lists Redux makes managing your Twitter lists a lot easier.
Install Redux for Twitter Lists
Install Twitter Lists Redux
Twitter Lists Redux can be installed from the official Chrome Web Store. Although the installation will place the icon in the extensions bar (to the right of the address bar), there is no functionality associated with that icon.
All of the Twitter Lists Redux features are built into Twitter, so you need to head over to the official site to see how it works.
Go to Twitter
If you haven’t created Twitter lists yet, create some blank lists that you think will be useful to you. You can do this by clicking Lists in the navigation bar of your profile page.
After you’ve created a few lists, you’ll notice that Twitter Lists Redux makes them available across your timeline. In the left column below statistics and above current trends, you will see your lists.
This is already a big step towards making your lists easier to use. You can now navigate to your lists directly from your timeline, instead of wasting a few extra clicks on your profile page.
Manage your lists
Manage your lists
Previously, you had to go fully into a user profile, click the hamburger menu icon and click Add or Remove from Lists – now you can add or remove a user to your lists by hovering their username over your timeline.
You can do this from any other page where hovering over a Twitter user’s name opens a profile card, including your other lists and other people’s timelines.
Another feature that Twitter Lists Redux supports is sorting your lists alphabetically.
By default, your lists are sorted alphabetically. If you want to reset the sort order, click the slider icon, and then click Reset Sort. This will order your lists based on when they were created, newest first.
If you ever want to sort your lists alphabetically again, just repeat the same process: click the slider icon, and then select Sort Alphabetically.
Twitter Lists Redux is one of the smallest, simplest and most powerful Chrome extensions for Twitter. Before installation, Twitter lists seem chore. After that, they discover a whole new way of using one of the most popular social networks in the world.