Nishtha KanalAug 29, 2013 09:14:23 IST
Twitter has updated its services in a big way to help you understand conversations better. The micro-blogging service is rolling out threaded conversations in chronological order on your Home page on the web as well as its Android and iOS applications.
Anyone who has joined Twitter after spending a long duration of time on Facebook will realise that being able to follow an exchange between two users is by far the most confusing feature of the micro-blogging website. Twitter is therefore introducing tweet conversations that will appear within your Timeline in a demarcated manner for you to follow.
A line running vertically through the tweets will tell you it's a part of a conversation
You will now see up to three tweets in sequence, with a thread running between them to tell you that this is a part of a conversation. If the exchange starts to seem interesting to you, you can click on any one of them to open up more replies. The best part is that you will be able to check out tweets from users you do not follow as well. So, say if two people you follow are having an intense discussion with a third person you do not follow, you will see tweets from the third guy as well as tweets directed towards him to make sense of he conversation.
You can now also share these conversations via email from the website too. This feature is extended to Android and iOS versions of Twitter as well, so you can head on to your respective app stores to grab the update.
The threaded tweets feature was first spotted in June and the general feedback about it seemed to be positive. The general consensus about this feature is that it will make it extremely easy for users to follow conversations. The layout may seem a little difficult to get used to for power Twitter users but this is a feature that is going to change the way they can follow conversations on Twitter, therefore it’s hardly a matter to complain about.
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