Twitter testing ‘retweets with comments’ box: Here’s how it may work
Want an easier way to find who quoted your tweet to comment? Twitter’s new feature is coming soon.
Twitter is testing a new interface for its users that makes it easier to track how many of their tweets were retweeted and how many were retweeted with quotes.
Spotted by reverse engineer Jane Manchun Wong, Twitter will soon show a separate tab for "retweets with comments."
"They are also implementing the tabbed Retweets page for Android, so that's pretty sweet," she said in a tweet.
Some users had first discovered the feature in late April. Wong's newer post, however, means the feature may be extending to more number of users before the official roll-out.
Twitter is testing to show a separate "x Retweets with comments" row— Jane Manchun Wong (@wongmjane) May 8, 2020
They are also implementing the tabbed Retweets page for Android, so that's pretty sweet :) pic.twitter.com/PBE9cgvPSX
Twitter's "retweet with comments" makes it easier for users to engage in conversations as many people prefer to quote a tweet to reply or comment rather than replying to a tweet. Currently, Twitter does allow users to find quoted tweets, but for that, you'll have to enter the tweet url into the search box. The newer tab is set to make this process much easier.
can confirm as well, but i'm seeing a slightly different UI pic.twitter.com/UCsE2AH9GL— mehedi hassan (@mehedih_) April 21, 2020
Twitter has of late begun experimenting with a variety of features to improve the interface on its platform. For instance, it tested an "original tweeter" label. It also launched a feature that allowed users to get notification for responses to a particular tweet.
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