If you’ve ever used Twitter before, then you know how annoying it can be to go back and find old comments or posts. Your timeline is already filled with hundreds of thousands of posts and comments, the odds of finding something you or someone you followed posted could feel impossible. Fortunately, Twitter is in the process of testing a new feature called “subscription to conversion” which allows users to follow specific threads without having to like or reply.
Confirmation of the Update
A first, this supposed update was said to just be a rumor until one Twitter user by the name of Jane Manchun Wong took a screenshot and brought the update to everyone’s attention. Twitter’s communications division was quick to respond after the word got out and make sure there was no misinterpretation about the update. They tweeted, “This is part of our work to make Twitter more conversational”.
What’s The Big Deal?
It’s been quite some time since there was a large Twitter update so when and if this update does become official, it will be widely known. The Twitter communications division said they want to make Twitter “more conversational” but what does that even mean?
First off, it means finding old or important posts and comments will be easier. There will be no need to scroll through all your old tweets just to find one comment that you made on a post six months ago.
It will also allow users to keep up with comments in real time. The ability to receive notifications on threads that you are not apart of will allow users to stay more up to date on some of their favorite teams, players, celebrities and news outlets.
A third functionality will be the ability to save and read threads at a later time. People don’t always have the time to read through hundreds of comments so having the option to save a thread and find it quick will keep users interested in posts and comments that happened in the past.
Twitter has not released any more information on the update and has declined to say when the update will officially be launched.
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