Twitter has started testing an “original tweeter” tag to make it easier to identify from whom a conversation thread started.
Twitter is one of the most conversational platform out there. And when successful, Twitter conversations can spread across dozens of tweets and involve many users. The latest new feature aims to clarify the thread and clearly identify which user started the conversation.
For now, the feature – “original tweeter” – is only being tested with a small percentage of select iOS and Android users.
Anyone can be an Original Tweeter – just start a convo 🤗 https://t.co/z10Adk5GWy
— Tiffany (@Tiffanyoche) January 24, 2019
The feature was confirmed by Sara Haider, Director of product management” who explained:
“Twitter’s purpose is to serve the public conversation. As part of this work, we’re exploring adding more context to discussions by highlighting relevant replies—like those from the original tweeter.”
This feature is one of many upgrades Twitter has announced it would delay over the next few weeks. At CES, the company also said it would introduce threaded tweets, in which a tweet will be nested on top to make it easier for users to understand which replies are directed at which users. Much like Reddit already does so well.
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