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Twitter to test new features openly

09 January 2019 4

Twitter is planning to allow users to try out new features including status updates in a bid to encourage conversations among its users, according to a new report.

During the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2019, a top Twitter executive stated that the social media platform would try to involve its users in testing the new features before officially rolling them out.

"We want to develop a service for the people that are using it, and we have to involve people in that way," Sara Haider, Director of Product Management at Twitter stated. "We have a platform that the world uses to speak their mind, why not use that as part of our development process?"

Twitter will start testing the programme in the coming weeks, and users can apply to be a part of the testing program. Those users who participate in the test programme will be able to share their feedback with Twitter.

"We're making some pretty big changes to the way conversations look and feel on Twitter, and we don't want to just unveil that one day and what if you don't like it or it's not working for you?" said Haider. "We really want to bring our community along for this journey and be a part of this. We want to do this kind of thing more often," Haider added.

Twitter already has an Experiments Program, however, this new one will give participants the ability to share what they are seeing openly with other users on their timeline as well as give continuous feedback about new features.


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