Twitter is rumored to be working on a new feature that would allow users to reply to tweets with their own own tweet thread. This is useful for folks who want to have conversations that start to veer away from the main issue but don’t get too off track.
Jan Manchun Wong, a Twitter programmer, posted a screenshot of the new UI, which allows users to contribute to their tweet thread. It’s unclear how the firm plans to handle notifications in such a way that they don’t disrupt the original author or other users who are following the tweet.
The new functionality is also suitable for those who prefer long, comprehensive talks and find that the 280-character restriction is insufficient. Those interested can continue on that one thread, preventing the original tweet and interactions from getting messy.
As indicated by the screenshot, which indicates 1366 tweets in response to the original, there appears to be no limit to how many times one can react to their thread.
According to a source, the corporation is also testing a ‘Leave this chat’ button. It comes in handy when you’re dragged into a topic that you don’t want to be a part of. Previously, users had to silence whole conversations, but this new option will untag the username, stop any future mentions, and disable notifications.
The feature is presently being tested, and it may be some time before it is released as a stable app on Android and iOS.