Twitter is considering drastically changing how users share content by turning them off retweets and requesting permission to be tagged in a tweet
- Twitter is considering various functions that would completely change the platform
- These changes include the ability to disable retweets as desired
- One potential feature would allow users to be tagged in a tweet
- The functions will be examined in 2020 & # 39; by Twitter
Twitter says that the most basic functions are on the table in a continuous effort to improve its platform.
Dantley Davis, Twitter's design and research vice president, tweeted that he is exploring various changes that would drastically change the way conversations are shared on the platform.
One of the tweaks would be to allow users to retweet certain messages, allowing people to leave threads in which they have posted and users need permission when they are mentioned by someone in a tweet.
It is not clear whether the platform will actually make those changes, but according to Davis, the platform is exploring them & # 39; before 2020.
Although Davis did not elaborate on why Twitter would change such basic functions, The edge notes that many can be useful to help prevent bullying on the platform.
For example, if you disable the ability to retweet a message, users can manage a message that gets out of hand or a message that receives too much negative feedback.
The idea of scraping the retweet button should not be too surprising given the recent responses to the feature.
This summer, the creator of the Twitter retweet button told us Buzz feed that the button looked like handing over & # 39; a 4-year-old a loaded weapon & # 39 ;.
Twitter has introduced numerous new features to its platform in an effort to make it more user-friendly and curb intimidation (stock photo)
Twitter has already started tweaking and adding functions this year in the midst of more supervision by legislators and regulators.
In addition to testing a direct message filter designed to eliminate intimidation, Twitter also tests the ability to search direct messages, making it easier to find specific conversations in your inbox and considering support for live photo & # 39; add s.
The company also let users follow individual topics in the same way that they could follow an account.
Once followed, the feature then collects relevant tweets in a user's timeline, including content from followed accounts and otherwise.
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