Twitter has enabled a new function that will allow all users to retweet or quote their tweets. If you think your thoughts didn’t receive enough attention the first time around, all it takes is a few clicks to bring them back.
The latest tool does not require an update, and a server side is hard at work bringing it worldwide. However, many users are not impressed; they would have preferred an edit button for their tweets instead.
Twitter has more news in terms of changes on the platform. Firstly, the “@” at the beginning of a tweet will no longer automatically mean an association with a replay, making it visible on the timeline. Then, on June 13, the social network simplified the option to block.
Retweeting will allow people to re-insert themselves into the conversation, helping them become more visible on the platform. At the same time, it will allow you to share a tweet with a more convenient timing, and your followers to revisit some of your past thoughts.
Regular users might not find this particularly enticing, but being able to resend tweets and reach a wider audience is something marketers welcome with open arms.
One other application of the retweet feature is that it makes it so much easier that you wrote an idea in the past. Before, it was rather complicated: You had to copy the link to your previous tweet and paste it in the new one to demonstrate you were right or for any other reason.
As Twitter officially announced the feature on Tuesday, only some users were excited; most of them were skeptical, calling the retweet yet another way for people to nurture their narcissism tendencies.
The Washington Post even compared the self-retweet with the dawn of the selfie phenomenon; even though it’s less likely it will become as important as the selfie, both share the same self-centered core.
At the same time, Twitter’s new feature for blocking unwanted users also made headlines. With the change, it’s now easier and faster to stop any interaction with a disrespectful user.
This move is intended to fight trolls on the site. Since Twitter is on the Internet, the platform is not exempt from its fair share of people that publish offensive content or use disrespectful vocabulary.
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