Twitter to Fix its Retweet Issuesby karen minton I am a software engineer
Twitter is changing the retweet displays, a move that has been for over the past few years. This could improve how people interact on the platform.
Twitter is modifying the ways of displaying retweets along with comments. The changes going to be introduced by Twitter will address the long-anticipated issue. Twitter is the most popular platform for people to interact with celebrities and public figures directly. However, there are also some other social media platforms such as Instagram or TikTok, which people use to get in touch with their favorite celebrities. These platforms can be used to follow celebrities, but it isn’t easy to interact directly with stars. But, the uniqueness of Twitter is not without oddities, thus making it quite unintuitive. It is difficult to reply and engage with the conversation as each conversation is its tweet.
Fortunately, Twitter has paid to the issue and is taking steps to fix it, which is a big deal. According to a post on the official account of Twitter, the users of iOS can enjoy the feed of retweets along with comments. In simple terms, now onwards, you will be able to see and engage with the comments retweeted by the people. The users need to click on the button of the retweet appearing under the tweet to get access. The latest modification will remain enabled only for the users of iOS devices. However, the social media giant has announced it will soon roll out the plans for Android users. Also, the new updates will soon be rolled out for the browser versions.
Improving Retweets is going to be a big deal
Before the latest update of Twitter, the button of retweet count was almost useless for several years. Most of the people were not knowing whether the option was selectable or not. After clicking on the choice, a screen would appear displaying the name of every user who retweeted the specific tweet. There was an option to follow the tweets after clicking on the particular count button. Now, the newly introduced update will allow the users to see the comments along with the retweets. It is going to be an excellent experience for a large number of Twitter users. Moreover, the recent update has changed the way of interaction and engagement for better user experience. Now, onwards Twitter is going to become much more interactive and engaging for the users.
However, some users have still not got the update, and so they need to copy the URL of the original tweet and then paste it into the search bar of Twitter. It will help them to get a comprehensive list of comments retweeted by the users. However, it sounds cumbersome to some extent, and it is difficult as the people will need to go out of their way to go for an online solution. It is not surprising that such massively popular social media platforms often become the victim of their massive success. In such circumstances, these platforms leave the unsolved problems, which continue for years only because they do not affect their popularity and user bases. However, Twitter deserves appreciation for taking steps to sort out the issue and making its platform much more interactive.
Daisy Martin is an avid technical blogger, a magazine contributor, a publisher of guides at mcafee.com/activate and a professional cyber security analyst. Through her writing, she aims to educate people about the dangers and threats lurking in the digital world.
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