QOTO.org new January 2020 Features Added - 6 - Quick View Remote Timeline.
This is something I have just discovered, as I prepared screenshots for a post.
It is similar to the “Domain Subscriptions” feature listed in previously above. But :
It can be done from ANY post, and allows you to instantly open a column showing the originating Instance’s Local Timeline.
Done taking a look? Just back out of it, open any other timeline and done.
If you liked what you see in their timeline, then you could consider Domain Subscribing as described above.
Why would someone be interested in that?
for diversity : the fediverse has a myriad of instances, and that means there’s many different places. Some are big, some are small, many we can’t even read the local languages, but it’s fun to travel and see.
when things get quiet at Qoto’s local timeline… we open one of these and have freshly posted content from whichever instance we selected.
Isn’t this snooping, or uncool, or frowned upon? No, not at all.
How do we open this Quick View into a Remote Instance ?
Reminding everyone that this feature is now available here at Qoto.org, and it will not work elsewhere (unless the instance installed similar modified software).
But, I was really surprised on finding it here too - even @Freemo hasn’t mentioned it, and likely unware this is now possible.
From ANY post in the Home or Federated feeds, click on the “…” Dots menu in their lower part.
There are various options, some quite useful for controlling unwanted content (mute, report, etc.)
And on this list we now find “Open instance.name timeline”. (see screenshot #1)
- Voilá… Click on that, and the screen will display a Full column of the remote instance posts; their Local timeline in fact. (see screenshot #2)
As shown in the screenshot above, we are still on the qoto.org domain, but the timeline displayed is from blob.cat’s posts.
That’s it, simple as that!
Like it? See the instructions above and Subscribe to their Domain if desired.