Twitter Tests New Threaded Conversation Layout on iOS and Web

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Twitter has announced it is testing a new way of displaying threaded conversations for some iOS and web users that aims to make it easier to see who is responsing to whom.

As it stands, the way lengthy Twitter conversations display can sometimes make it difficult to know who you're replying to and how the conversation is evolving, especially if the original poster is also responding to replies.

Twitter hopes its new Reddit-like interface will go some way to solving the issue. The official Twitter support account provided an example of the test interface, which includes branching lines and indentations that also make it possible to fit more of the conversation in one view.


As noted by TechCrunch, the company is also putting engagement actions such as Like, Retweet and Reply icons behind an extra tap to make replies to conversations easier to follow.

Twitter has been testing the features for over a year in its "twttr" prototype app, which it uses to try out new functions with a small subset of users.

The idea of branching conversations in a Twitter thread was publicly discussed by the company at CES 2020, so there's a good chance it will stick around if users are on board with the change.

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8 weeks ago


Any chance of blocking 70/80% of idiots crapping on about their gender expression, hatred of trump and how bad a person they find you to be? i feel doing so may clean up Twitter, and the ease at which you can navigation conversations.

Twitter launched with an unfollow function. Check it out, it’s pretty neat.
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8 weeks ago
Anything that makes Twitter less of an unreadable mess is good progress.
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Any chance of blocking 70/80% of idiots crapping on about their gender expression, hatred of trump and how bad a person they find you to be? i feel doing so may clean up Twitter, and the ease at which you can navigation conversations.

If everyone you meet is a jerk…
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8 weeks ago
if conversations really are the heart of twitter, why did it take them this long to fix them?
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8 weeks ago
Why don't you try and eliminate your insane censorship. Last time i checked we lived in the USA not China!!!
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8 weeks ago
twitter, give us fn edit pls. it's the 21st century damn it.
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