Twitter is Testing Threaded Conversations

BY Evan Selleck

Published 31 Aug 2018

Twitter is testing threaded conversations

Twitter kneecapped third-party apps not too long ago, with the primary reason being it wants its users to take advantage of its first-party apps.

As such, Twitter is going to have to start working on new features on a regular basis, especially as more individuals start using Twitter’s own apps. As such, it’s not too surprising to see that the platform is starting to test a new way to make conversations a little easier to read. One way to do that? Threaded conversations.

Sarah Haider is Twitter’s Director of Product Management, and she recently published a couple of photos on the platform, showcasing that new feature and saying the company is indeed in the process of testing it. As the images show, the threaded conversation style does indeed make reading each input a bit easier, especially with the color scheme in place.

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If that isn’t enough, it looks like the company is also testing status indicators. Haider calls it “presence”, so folks can see when other Twitter users are online. We saw the Facebook-owned Instagram launch a similar presence feature not too long ago.

Whether or not it’s a good idea remains to be seen. Haider doesn’t articulate a release timeline for these new features, so it’s certainly possible they never launch.

What do you think of these potential additions?

[via The Verge; @pandemona]