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Twitter is testing special text features within tweets

Twitter is working on a new feature that will make copying tweets easier for Android.

| Updated on: Aug 22 2022, 11:25 IST
Twitter to roll out select text feature for android soon.
Twitter to roll out select text feature for android soon. (REUTERS)

Micro-blogging site Twitter is reportedly working on the ability to copy text from tweets feature for the Android version of its app. This upcoming feature will let users copy and share something that they want to share. The feature is reported by leaker and hidden feature detective Jane Manchun Wong in a tweet posted last week. Twitter for Android has been lacking this easy text selection feature, however, users have found a work around to deal with this issue by using Overview Selection that lets them select text from any screen to copy and paste.

As of now, this function is accessible on the iOS app and it is likely to be rolled out soon on Android devices as well. Jane Wong tweeted that Google is working on bringing text selection to Android. She wrote, “Twitter for Android is finally working on the ability to select text on Tweets.”

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However, Android expert Mishaal Rahman has shared that the feature is only available for selected Android users. He tweeted, “Overview text/image selection isn't available on all Android devices. Apart from Google Pixels I don't know if any other devices have it. (Google's is proprietary but other OEMs may have made their own.)”

Twitter has been upgrading its platform with more features over the past few years. From a new composer bar, to an easier way to share Twitter Communities with others, Tweet reaction videos, and a topics tag bar, the company has added several features. Recently, the company has even added a direct message search feature on its mobile app and the desktop version. This feature allows users to search for a chat or a conversation with keywords similar to WhatsApp. The microblogging site has upgraded services on its mobile app and the desktop version and this new feature will enhance the direct messaging experience on both the mobile app and the web version.

Meanwhile, the app has also announced that it is working on an edit feature for tweets. This will allow Twitterati to edit cheekily misspelling word like “yes” as “yse” and “no” as “on.”

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First Published Date: 08 Apr, 07:30 IST