by Juli Clover
Twitter appears to be testing a new “dislike” or thumbs down button for tweets, which is designed to let people downvote replies. Twitter says that the feature is available for “some” iOS users.
The dislike button is visible to the person who is viewing tweets, but it is not a publicly available metric or visible to the author of the tweet. The thumbs down option will allow a tweet reply to be downvoted.
Some of you on iOS may see different options to up or down vote on replies. We’re testing this to understand the types of replies you find relevant in a convo, so we can work on ways to show more of them.
Your downvotes aren’t public, while your upvotes will be shown as likes. pic.twitter.com/hrBfrKQdcY
— Twitter Support (@TwitterSupport) July 21, 2021
Twitter says that it is an internal tool that is designed to help Twitter understand what people think is valuable to a conversation.
There is no word on whether this is a feature that Twitter plans to roll out to everyone in the future, and for now, it is limited to a select number of users.
Wednesday July 14, 2021 12:20 am PDT by Tim Hardwick
Twitter users will soon be able to change who can reply to their tweets after they’ve posted them, the company has announced.
Limiting who could reply to a tweet was already an option, thanks to a feature rolled out last year, but users had to choose who could reply before posting the tweet. Now they can make that decision after the post has gone live.
Changing the reply options on a…
Thursday August 6, 2020 5:04 am PDT by Tim Hardwick
Twitter has updated its official iOS app to allow all users to limit who can reply to their tweets. The company has been testing the “conversation participants” feature with select users since May, but it now appears to be ready for a wider rollout.
“In May, we tested a new way to have a chat with exactly who you want, so you can create and consume more meaningful changes,” reads the update…
Saturday May 15, 2021 11:08 am PDT by Juli Clover
Twitter has been working on some kind of subscription service since last summer, and Jane Manchun Wong, who often digs into new features coming in apps, has shared details on just what Twitter is exploring.
Twitter’s subscription service could be called Twitter Blue, and at the current time, it’s priced at $2.99 per month. There will be a “Collections” section that allows users to save and…
Twitter is considering letting users post select tweets for “Trusted Friends” only. That’s the name of a feature the social media platform is testing that would allow users to limit the audience for specific content to a smaller circle of people.
Based on design concepts shared by the company (via TechCrunch), Trusted Friends could be a toggle that lets you indicate whether a tweet should be …
Wednesday July 14, 2021 10:32 am PDT by Juli Clover
Twitter in November debuted a new ephemeral tweet option called “Fleets,” with the feature designed to compete with Instagram Stories, Facebook Stories, Snapchat, and more.
Fleets apparently did not catch on, because Twitter today announced that Fleets are being discontinued as of August 3, which is less than a year after the feature launched.
Twitter says that it had hoped Fleets would…
Wednesday June 23, 2021 3:35 am PDT by Sami Fathi
Twitter on iOS now enables users to easily share tweets directly to Instagram through a Story, rather than having to screenshot and post tweets onto the platform.
A new “Instagram Stories” option will appear for iOS users within the Twitter share sheet for a specific tweet. By pressing it, users are redirected to Instagram Stories with an unclickable sticker of that specific tweet. While the …
Tuesday July 20, 2021 10:16 am PDT by Juli Clover
Twitter today announced that it has started rolling out a redesigned version of its TweetDeck Twitter client, which it has been working on since earlier this year.
The new version of TweetDeck is rolling out to a “limited number of accounts” of randomly selected people in the United States, Canada, and Australia.
According to Twitter, the new design is meant to better align with the…
Twitter has today announced “Twitter Blue,” a new subscription service that features the ability to undo and bookmark Tweets, a reader mode, color theme options, and more.
Twitter describes the new subscription as giving “access to exclusive features and perks that will take their experience on Twitter to the next level.” Twitter Blue currently features: Bookmark Folders: A way to…