Twitter Reboots and Reshuffles

March 03, 2020

Twitter Reboots and Reshuffles

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With a new feature upgrade, tried and tested on the webpage, that is finally hitting the iOS app – Twitter has solved all of your nitty-gritty thread issues.

The new feature allows users to compose a tweet as a follow-up to a previous tweet, or compose a brand new thread. To follow-up on an old tweet, an interface of older tweets comes up, and the user has the option of linking the conversation to past tweets and kicking off a thread.

To tweet a brand new thread in one go, users can compose the tweets side-by-side with the + button in your tweet building, “What’s happening?” window.

This comes as a move by Twitter to address the broken thread issue that is heavily recurrent on the social media platform. The broken thread issue, an issue facing Tweeters since the introduction of Threads in 2017, has since plagued the platform. For starters, threads are organised linearly rather than chronological. With that being said, deciphering Twitter threads is down-right confusing as our mode of conversing, and organising conversations is completely different in real-time.

With this update, users and readers can follow more seamlessly relevant topics, conversations, or even simple trains of thought. Further, it stimulates the discussion purpose of this platform, launching users into developed or developing conversations with ease. It’s as easy as composing the tweets side-by-side with the + button in your tweet building, “What’s happening?” window.

This makes it much easier for users to stay up-to-date on the latest and greatest news stories, lists, and other great Twitter finds. Along with its boost from 140 characters to 280, Twitter is repositioning the conversation, to conversation.

Is Twitter Taking on Stories?

In other Twitter news, the social media platform has acquired Chroma Labs. The company, established in 2018, is a visual storyteller, creating stories that are polished and put together. Their Chroma Stories app has many stylish templates and frames for images, collages, Instagram Stories, and Snapchat.

The minds behind millions of sleek stories will be joining the Twitter team in a full acquisition of Chroma Labs. The staff will be distributed between the product, design, and engineering teams, posing the question: Is Twitter incorporating stories onto their platform? Is the text-focused application getting a visual update?

Among existing social media platforms, Twitter has yet to jump on the Stories bandwagon, and we’re not so sure if that’s going to be the case for much longer. Do you think you will soon see Stories flooding your Twitter-line?

Share your Twitter predictions with us and don’t forget to tune in to next week’s edition of #SocialSpeak

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