29 May 2020
Twitter appears to be testing an amazing new feature that many of us have been waiting to see. According to Jane Manchun Wong, reverse engineering expert, who reports unannounced features of several apps, has now managed to find something inside Twitter's Android app as well.
According to Jane, Twitter is testing a certain way to show “Retweets with comments” as well. Of course, this new option will also include the count just like we see in the other two options - number of Retweets and number of Likes
As the feature is self-explanatory, it will let you see those retweets that have been made together with comments.
Twitter is testing to show a separate “x Retweets with comments” row— Jane Manchun Wong (@wongmjane) May 8, 2020
They are also implementing the tabbed Retweets page for Android, so that’s pretty sweet :) pic.twitter.com/PBE9cgvPSX
According to the screenshots shared by Jane, the new option will join space with other existing options which are x amount of Retweets and y amount of Likes. Retweets with comments will join as a third option in existing row which is shown above four actions – Comments, Retweets, Likes, and Share.
The feature is going to be really helpful as the users will be able to see the retweets with interesting comments without leaving their tweet which is bringing some engagement and impressions. Currently, we have to open each and everyone to see retweets with comments.
On Android, Twitter appears to be also adding a tabbed Retweets page for switching between the views easily.
Note that these changes are already available on iOS and according to Jane, it should soon come to Twitter’s Android app as well.
It is currently unknown when these new features will come to Twitter for Android. But let’s just wait for them. Jane has a pretty good track record on informing about some unannounced features of apps and this could be just one of them.
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