Twitter testing new retweet method


Twitter is testing a new way that users will be able to retweet others’ posts.

The new feature known as “retweet with comment” will allow the users to become involved in conversation without context of their thoughts becoming lost by using the current formats of retweet or “quote tweet”. The new feature would seemingly replace the “quote tweet” option currently found on the platform’s official app.

The new “retweet with comment” feature will give users more room to speak whats on their minds. Rather than the retweeted post beginning with “RT @Username tweet”, it now appears that the original posting shows up as a “Twitter Card”,  or image, instead of text.

The new "retweet with comment" feature for Twitter in action.

The new “retweet with comment” feature for Twitter in action. Credit: Twitter

This will allow users to have just under the 140 character limit at their disposal for comment, helping conversions continue without the need for a so-called Tweetstorm.

Currently, Twitter is only testing out this new feature with a select number of its user base. Random users are being selected throughout the day for access to this feature for test. There is no word as to when, or if, the “retweet with comment” ability will see a wide release. Though, if the feedback is overwhelmingly positive, it could be rolled out publicly within the next couple of months.

What do you think of the new retweet feature? Leave your thoughts in the comment section below.

Mike’s Musings: I absolutely love the addition of this feature. It’s not much different than quoting a tweet, but now you actually have room to voice your opinion. What’s not to like about it?

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