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Twitter replaces retweets with comments with quote tweets

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The micro-blogging site is replacing the “Retweet with comments” label with “Quote Tweets”.
  • As per the new layout, a user can also see the number of times his tweet was quoted.
  • Twitter officially rolled out the “Retweets with comments” feature for its users in May.

Twitter is making some changes in its layouts. The micro-blogging site is replacing the “Retweet with comments” label with “Quote Tweets”. Twitter had created a separate space for users to check which of their tweets have been retweeted with comments or not. However, now Twitter’s retweet with comments section will be known as Quote Tweets.

 

Talking about the same, a Twitter spokesperson told The Verge, “A few months ago, we’ve made Retweets with Comments more visible when you tap to see Retweets on a Tweet. This is available to everyone. Now, we’re testing making Retweets with Comments accessible directly on the Tweet and new language (Quotes) to see if this makes them easier to access and more understandable.”

 

As per the new layout, a user can also see the number of times his tweet was quoted. For instance, if it shows that a tweet has been quoted 2.5k times it means that it was shared for over 2000 thousand times along with comments. There is a separate section for tweets that have been simply retweeted without any comments. It can be seen alongside the number of likes, the number of retweets, and the number of comments.

 

Earlier in May, Twitter officially rolled out the “Retweets with comments” feature for its users. The feature by Twitter allows users to see how many people have retweeted their posts with comments and how many have done that without comments. When you tap on the Retweet written under your tweet, you will find a new window that would allow you to see the tweets with or without comments. This feature would make it easier for you to reply to the person who has retweeted your tweet with a comment if you wish to. This can be done without searching the tweets or using @ to reply to a person.

 

Twitter was earlier reported to be testing a feature that would let users control who replies to their tweets. The upcoming feature that would be primarily beneficial for the public figures would let them control the replies to their tweets. Earlier, Twitter had rolled out the option of disabling comments completely. The feature has been made available to selected users. Under this feature, a user can stop its followers from replying to his tweets completely. The followers can however like and even retweet the tweet but cannot comment under a tweet.

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