The rollout of alpha version has given birth to the speculations that the final decision on the future of this feature would be taken soon. The feature includes a star button that can be activated to see the tweets from favourite accounts.

Though, there is no official word regarding this ‘Fave People’ timeline yet. Twitter makes money from ads in the form of "promoted tweets" in timelines, and it need strong growth to keep its momentum.

Twitter has fast become engrained in popular culture but must still convince investors of its business model. The number of worldwide users was up just nine million from the figure of 232 million when Twitter went public last November, suggesting only modest growth at a time when investors were looking for a surge.