Twitter is engaged on giving individuals the flexibility to answer to tweets with a complete new tweet thread of their very own, in accordance with Twitter code spelunker Jane Manchun Wong.
In a tweet posted as we speak, the engineer shares a screenshot of a brand new interface that appears to permit individuals so as to add their very own tweet thread as a reply to an present tweet. Whereas threads aren’t new to Twitter, they’re solely at present obtainable to these beginning a brand new thread afresh. Anybody replying to a tweet is restricted to simply the one — or manually threading the tweet themselves.
That every one appears set to vary sooner or later.
Whereas on the face of it this looks like a grand thought, there are questions that have to be requested. One can be surrounding notifications — would Twitter solely ship one notification for the preliminary reply after which have customers solely see the thread as soon as they open Twitter on their iPhone or net, for instance? That appears the obvious implementation, however we’ll want to attend for Twitter to announce one thing official earlier than we all know for certain. It additionally is not clear how third-party apps would deal with these replies, both.
As is all the time the case with these items nonetheless, nothing is confirmed till Twitter makes an official announcement itself. Nonetheless, having the ability to ship a multi-tweet response is one thing that many would seemingly profit from — though the specter of mansplainers being given a neater technique to bombard individuals with their responses is one thing we must always all most likely anticipate to change into an issue.