Twitter tests conversation 'subscriptions'

Last Updated: Mar 16 2019 19:46
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Twitter is testing a "subscribe to the conversation" feature that would notify users every time a tweet is added to the conversation in order to keep up with it, without actually becoming a part of the thread.

Twitter user and software engineer Jane Manchun Wong (who's known for finding this kind of thing) discovered the prototype in the Android version of the app. In response to her tweet about it, Twitter said this is an attempt to make the platform more conversational. It's now the latest in a flood of changes we've seen from Twitter.

Lately, Twitter has been exploring new ways of protecting its users from hate, abusive content and fake news.

"Because of this 'subscribe to conversation' feature, users would not need to like or comment in a thread to receive updates and this could add a bit of anonymity," Engadget reported.

Earlier this week, the company launched its beta app "Twttr" that comes with special colour specifications for conversations. It has also been experimenting with profile preview feature and an "original tweeter" labels.