Twitter is testing ‘Labels’ as a new way to improve conversations on its platform, making them easier to join and follow.
Twitter is keen to be known as ‘the conversation platform’ where things are happening. And why not, it has everything it needs: it’s quick, reactive, and quirky enough, to be the best place for conversations to happen.
But Twitter can also quickly become overwhelming. Some times it goes too fast. Some times too many people are part of the same conversation, and it can be hard to follow, never mind join in.
That’s why ‘Labels’ could be a nice addition. Twitter ‘Labels’ help identify people who are taking part in a conversation on the platform: who is the author? Who started it? Who was mentioned and got involved? Who is following?
We want it to be easy to follow and join conversations on Twitter. We’re testing out labels on replies: author, mentioned, and following. If you see them, let us know what you think! pic.twitter.com/L228sMbh75
— Twitter (@Twitter) April 4, 2019
The new ‘Labels” are currently being tested among a select number of users on the platform. If you see them, get a screenshot and let us know what you think on Twitter (tag @WeRSM so we know!)