“With the new update, you now have the ability to create custom lists and categorize your follows based on specific topics or interests, while removing them from your home feed,” Rochko writes. “This not only helps in decluttering your home feed but also allows you to engage with certain topics on your own terms, when you are ready.” The update also has a redesigned home tab to make it easier to navigate between your home feed, lists, and hashtags, Rochko says.
Rochko didn’t specify if or when lists might arrive on iOS or web, and we’ve asked Mastodon when lists might get added. However, Rochko does say that “our iOS and web teams are also working steadily on new features and improvements.”
These are relatively small updates, but for people who love Mastodon, lists in particular could be a really useful feature. I had a handful of lists on X, formerly Twitter, that I used to rely on quite a bit; they were a really handy way to get updates from people and accounts you didn’t want to always show up in your home feed.