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Twitter working on limited profile preview upon clicking @handle in tweets

14 February 2019 2

Limited character-based social media platform Twitter has recently made quite some efforts to regain its lost attention from the community. With the introduction of various new features like categories in explore tab, tweet client indicator, video playback and more. Just recently, the platform announced that it’s working on the ability to check profiles without leaving the feed. This could be quite helpful in saving an extra page load just to check basic profile information of a person.


Simply by tapping the @userhandle, users could see a little sneak peek of that account. Once done, they could scroll around and continue with what they were up to. In a statement that Twitter made in this regard, it shared,

“We’re testing an easier way to check out profiles on iOS without leaving your timeline! Simply tap any @ handle in a Tweet, take a peek, follow, and get right back to it. Let us know what you think!”

As per the current implementation, by clicking on the @handle in any tweet on your Twitter feed, you've navigated to the profile of that person though this is now up for a change for good. Now upon clicking it, Twitter would show up a little pop-up menu showcasing user’s bio, profile picture along with a follow button. Along with that, you could jump to the full-fledged profile by clicking a dedicated button for that on the pop-up.

What do you think about this update? Let us know in the comment section below


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