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Twitter is experimenting with a new feature for e-commerce

Twitter is working on new shopping features with a new layout that features shopping button and product description.

A new Twitter Card being tested for tweets containing links to product pages on a shop's website A new Twitter Card being tested for tweets containing links to product pages on a shop's website
A new Twitter Card being tested for tweets containing links to product pages on a shop's website

Twitter is experimenting with a new way to showcase tweets that feature links to e-commerce platforms, reports TechCrunch. The redesigned tweet card features a prominent “Shop” button, description of the product and other details such as name and price.

The feature was first spotted by social media consultant Matt Navarra. He also shared screenshots of the old and new e-commerce feature on Twitter. According to Navarra, the feature was available on Android.

Confirming the new experiment, Twitter said that the redesigned tweet format could also serve as advertisements. Another objective is to tap the organic tweets that mention products or brands in their tweets.

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The new feature comes after Twitter at its Investor Day conference said it had planned to double its revenues and user base to 315 million (DAU) by 2023. The roadmap includes the rollout of new features and products at a relatively faster pace.

During the conference, Twitter had also mentioned its e-commerce focused features.

“We know people come to Twitter to interact with brands and discuss their favourite products. In fact, you may have even noticed some businesses already developing creative ways to enable sales on our platform,” Twitter Revenue Lead, Bruce Falck had said.

“This demand gives us confidence in the power of combining real-time conversation with an engaged and intentional audience. Imagine easily discovering, and quickly purchasing, a new skincare product or trendy sneaker from a brand you follow with only a few clicks,” Falck added.

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