In a move that can change the meaning of the ratio forever, Twitter is testing a new language for tweet metrics and making quotes (also known as retweets with comments) visible on every tweet, the company confirmed on Saturday.
"A few months ago we made retweets with comments more visible when you tap to view retweets on a tweet," a Twitter spokesperson wrote in an email to The Verge. “This is available to everyone. Now we're testing making retweets available with comments right on the tweet and in the new language (quotation marks) to see if this makes them more accessible and understandable. "
A Verge reader pointed out the new name of the feature, which states the number of times a tweet is quoted alongside likes and retweets:
In May, Twitter tested the "Retweet with Comments" counter with some iOS users, which listed the number next to the "Likes" and "Retweets" numbers of a tweet. It made it a lot easier to find quoted replies to a tweet.
Of course, Twitter has made various changes to the user interface in the past few months that haven't become permanent features. An attempt was made to use an "original tweeter" label to highlight who started a conversation thread, a snooze function for notifications and an option to receive notifications for replies to a single tweet.
Twitter previously announced that it is refining its user interface to improve conversations between users. The company's director of product management Suzanne Xie said at CES in January that when Twitter was rolling out new updates, it was thinking about some of the less healthy interactions on the platform, such as: B. "Determine ratio, immerse".