In a transfer which will eternally change what it means to be ratio’d, Twitter is testing some new language on tweet metrics, making quotes (also referred to as retweets with feedback) seen on every tweet, the corporate confirmed Saturday.
“Just a few months in the past, we’ve made Retweets with Feedback more visible while you faucet to see Retweets on a Tweet,” a Twitter spokesperson wrote in an e mail to The Verge. “That is obtainable to everybody. Now, we’re testing making Retweets with Feedback accessible straight on the Tweet and new language (Quotes) to see if this makes them simpler to entry and extra comprehensible.”
A Verge reader tipped us to the function’s new identify, which lists the variety of occasions a tweet is quoted alongside likes and retweets:
In Could, Twitter examined the “Retweet with feedback” counter with some iOS customers, which listed the quantity subsequent to a tweet’s “Likes” and “Retweets” tallies. It made it a lot simpler to seek out quoted replies to a tweet.
In fact, Twitter has noodled with totally different person interface adjustments over the previous few months that haven’t turn out to be everlasting options; it tried an ‘original tweeter’ label to spotlight who began a dialog thread, a snooze feature for notifications, and an choice to get notifications for replies to an individual tweet.
Twitter has beforehand stated it’s refining its UI with an eye fixed towards bettering conversations amongst customers. The corporate’s director of product administration Suzanne Xie stated in January at CES that Twitter was thinking about a few of the much less wholesome interactions on the platform, akin to “getting ratio’d, getting dunked on” when it launched new updates.