Twitter has started testing a new feature that will allow users to co-create a tweet or in other words, it will allow two users to post a tweet in one. The micro-blogging platform confirmed today that it has started experimenting with a new feature called “Co-Tweet” which would allow “two authors to share the spotlight, showcase their contributions and engage with more people”. Also Read – Elon Musk’s $44 Billion Twitter Deal in Big Trouble: Report
This feature is primarily aimed at creators and brands who want to collaborate on content and campaigns on the platform and is similar to the Collaborations feature available on Instagram. Read also – Twitter against India: big tech must abide by the law of the land, says government
It’s worth noting that Twitter’s Co-Tweet feature was first spotted by app researcher Alessandro Paluzzi in April this year. And now the company has officially confirmed the details of this feature. Also Read – Twitter Finally Complies With Latest MeitY Notice: Report
Share a Tweet, share credibility.
Now let’s test CoTweets, a new way to tweet together. pic.twitter.com/q0gHSCXnhv
– Twitter Creation (@TwitterCreate) July 7, 2022
What is a Co-Tweet?
As Twitter explains, Co-Tweet is a co-authored Tweet that is posted simultaneously on author profiles and on their followers’ timelines. Twitter users can recognize a co-tweet when they see the profile pictures and usernames of two authors in the header. Only two authors can co-tweet or co-tweet at a time.
How does a Co-Tweet work?
Twitter’s co-Tweets feature is easy to use. Once two authors have decided on the content of a tweet, one author will need to create the co-tweet and initiate an invitation to the co-author. When the co-author accepts the Co-Tweet invitation, the CoTweet immediately posts to each author’s profile and their followers’ timelines.
It should be noted that the content of Co-Tweets cannot be changed or adjusted after a Co-Tweet invitation has been sent. Additionally, a Twitter user can send a Co-Tweet invitation to people who follow him on the micro-blogging platform and who have public accounts.
Who will be able to use Twitter’s Co-Tweets feature?
Regarding availability, Twitter said its Co-Tweet feature will be available for select accounts in Canada, Korea, and the United States. The company also cautioned, “At the end of this experiment, we may disable this feature and any CoTweets created may be deleted.” This means Twitter’s plans to introduce the feature to its wider user base remain unclear at this time. In the end, this might be one of those features that may never come to the platform.
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