We know for some of you the “Threaded Reply Format” isn’t a piece of breaking news. Twitter has been working on testing the feature for quite a few months now and from the initial response, it seems like users are loving the ease it has brought them – in case of reading more of opinions expressed by others on the platform through tweets.
However, the new part is that the company has decided to made subtle changes in the threaded tweet replies layout for more of iOS and web users. Hence, now the same feature will also include a line linking of all the replies a tweet has received.
Carrying on with the announcements that Twitter made back in February, they tweeted about the further additions in the following ways.
For more clarification on the newer version, we are going to look at the app researcher Jane Manchun Wong’s tweet that already had screenshots of the newer version. While the glimpses shared by her are from last month, one can see that when you tap on a reply tweet, a new thread of responses opens up that is attached to that particular comment.
The new tweak also shows replies to the best comments further.
One thing to note here is that these tweets don’t have Like, Retweet or reply icons and according to Twitter the reason behind this move is to hide the engagement tools so that users can easily focus more on the replies.
Looking at the tweaks alone, for sure they don’t appear as very significant ones but there are some definite chances that it would have been very difficult for engineers to pull them off and the impact of it would be seen in later days when people would love to engage into conversations upon reading the associated comments.
As usual, the update will first go through the experimental phase in the Twttr App where a group of selected users will beta test it. Usually, not a lot of features in the testing phase make it to the real Twitter but still, it is encouraging to see Twitter making the effort to push forward the threaded replies.
Besides that to fulfill the major innovation craving of users, Twitter has been working on “Fleets” – the platform’s own Stories format for quite some time now. Although we don’t have many insights to share about that as of now, but looking at all the changes, we can most definitely say the executives of the company are on a swing to make Twitter best from being great soon!