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Twitter Getting Threaded Replies and Status Indicators

Twitter has reportedly started working on two new features for the platform which will allow users to check other user’s status with a new status indicator and send threaded replies.

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According to a The Verge in their recent report, Twitter’s director of product management Sara Haider, tweeted a few screenshots highlighting the upcoming changes coming to the platform.

The report went ahead to add that the new features aim to make the platform more “conversational” for its users. Haider wrote in her tweet:

“Hey, Twitter. We have been playing with some rough features to make it feel more conversational here, presence and reply threading. Still early and iterating on these ideas. Thought?”

The threaded replies feature which looks a lot more like Facebook’s comment section might be beneficial for the platform. It will improve upon the platform’s precious threaded replies feature, which was launched in November last year and has allowed users to reply on their tweets to create a tweetstorm.

Though the status indicator feature seems a bit controversial as it will allow users to see when other users are online. Considering twitter’s past dealings with harassment and trolls, the status feature might be the solution to make the platform more conversational. Nonetheless, it is still too early to say how these new features might affect conversations on the platform as they are still in their early stages of development.

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Gideon Akeni
Observe and Conquer

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