Twitter’s latest test makes following tweetstorms a lot easier


Bear in mind the epic, fingernail-biting story of company intrigue the place a person obtained his lunch stolen on the workplace and caught the thief by watching safety tapes over the course of two days? It wasn’t simple to comply with until you have been already following the consumer writing the tweets — however there might quickly be a greater method. Twitter is testing a function to allow you to comply with replies to particular person tweets, so you may sustain with the subsequent nice Twitter saga.

Right here’s what it seems to be like:

Whereas customers can already get notifications for all tweets shared by a person account — which I might have accomplished to comply with the story of the lunch-stealer — customers within the check can now select to get notifications for replies to particular person tweets too. That method, you received’t must swipe away each well-meaning political remark if you happen to’re solely there for an extraordinarily vital dialogue of exactly how lengthy to steep tea.

Bettering replies appears to be a latest focus for Twitter, because it has additionally launched the capacity to cover replies and is testing threaded conversations in twttr, its experimental app. The brand new focus appears to have adopted the chaos of February’s live-tweeted #KaraJack interview between Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and Recode’s Kara Swisher, the place the embarrassed CEO acknowledged that the dialog was “not simple” to comply with.

However modifications to make it simpler to comply with conversations on Twitter doesn’t do a lot to handle the large issues with harassment and abuse on the platform, which is what prevents wholesome dialog from taking place within the first place. Proper now, Twitter appears to be specializing in getting customers to spend extra time on the platform, however nonetheless isn’t doing sufficient to make sure a greater expertise whereas they’re there.

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