For long, Twitter users have been experimenting with tweet-based discussions. Beginning today, they will see one more change.
Tangled conversation threads would no longer appear as they do , currently.
Twitter has geared up to change the way it deals with replies to tweets and grouping replies together.
The micro-blogging platform announced in a blog post about its decision to deal with replies to tweets similar to how it deals with conversations on the home timeline. It wrote,
Conversations surrounding a tweet, particularly if they invite lots of replies and disparate conversations, can be hard to follow. So, we are doing a few things to make this much easier: grouping conversations together and highlighting some of the most interesting exchanges surrounding a given Tweet right below that Tweet. To surface some of the most interesting conversations, we will take factors into account like whether the original account has replied,” told product manager Akarshan Kumar to CNET.
This means, Twitter will highlight the more meaningful or interesting responses.
So, instead of seeing chaos in response to a particular tweet, you’ll notice a teaser of each conversation and each conversation will be grouped by a line, showing just a few Tweets in each conversation.
To expand a conversation, you will need to click a “View other replies” option. The new feature is slated to roll out today.
The mobile app will have to wait a bit, till an update is announced. The move From Twitter.com will surely make the site easier to use and more accessible as well.
As the figures stands, there are over 300 million active monthly users on Twitter, a similar figure shared by the Facebook-owned Instagram!