01 August 2022
Twitter has been busy working on and releasing one feature after another for the past few months. Its aim is to give more and more reasons to attract new users as well as to ensure existing ones spend time on the platform. It has now announced a new under-testing feature called CoTweets that will let two users co-author tweets. It is similar to how Instagram allows users to collaborate for sharing photos, videos, and Reels.
CoTweets is currently available for select users from the United States, Canada, and Korea. A user will have to compose a tweet and invite another user to become a co-author. If the invite is accepted and tweet content is approved, it will be sent to both of their followers featuring their names. Other users will see the tweet with profile pictures and usernames of both users at the top.
The invite can be sent by tapping the CoTweet icon within the tweet composer. It will show you a list of all your followers and you simply need to choose the one you want to co-author that tweet with. They will receive the invite and if they approve, the tweet will be published. The feature has already become available for some users who have shared co-authored tweets.
Twitter says it is currently testing CoTweets with select users as it wants to see how users will use the functionality. It adds that this is a limited-time experiment and it may disable the feature once it is complete. It may also remove any CoTweets that there shared during the experiment.