New York (The Verge) — Twitter’s latest test makes following tweetstorms a lot easier theverge.com/2019/8/12/2080….
Twitter is testing a feature to let users follow replies to individual tweets so you can keep up with the next great Twitter saga. Users in the test can now choose to get notifications for replies to individual tweets
Improving replies seems to be a recent focus for Twitter, as it has also introduced the ability to hide replies and is testing threaded conversations in twttr, its experimental app. The new focus seems to have followed the chaos of February’s live-tweeted #KaraJack interview between Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and Recode’s Kara Swisher, where the embarrassed CEO acknowledged that the conversation was “not easy” to follow.
But changes to make it easier to follow conversations on Twitter doesn’t do much to address the huge problems with harassment and abuse on the platform, which is what prevents healthy conversation from happening in the first place. Right now, Twitter seems to be focusing on getting users to spend more time on the platform, but still isn’t doing enough to ensure a better experience while they’re there. — Jay Peters/@verge
If you’re interested to try twttr beta app, tap this link to apply for the Twitter Prototype Program. You will be asked to disclose your Twitter handle, device type, country and preferred language. Applications are processed within a few weeks by e-mail. As of this writing the program is only available for iOS.
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