Twitter is testing two new features that might generate mixed feelings among users. Twitter’s director of product management Sara Haider tweeted screenshots on Friday indicating what the company’s next big moves could be. The social media behemoth is testing threaded conversations and status indicators.
Both features according to Ashely Carman of The Verge, could encourage conversations on the platform. One of the new features being tested, however, could encourage trolls to hit their targets with series of unpleasant tweets. Since the status indicator could update a troll about a user’s availability on the platform, this could result in more users being trolled.
Threaded conversation, however, could be a good way to encourage conversations among people on the platform. Both features do have the potential to make the platform look more like Facebook.
Threaded conversation is just what it is—it would make it easier for people to get involved in a conversation.
The company is repute for testing series of features that will encourage engagements on its platform. Though, its userbase took a deep a couple of weeks ago after tons of accounts were either closed or suspended, that action will positively impact the company’s growth in the long term.
Still on growth and userbase, the microblogging company wants to be everyone’s number one source when it comes to breaking news. Over the years Twitter has been partnering with several media outlets to bring its users live sporting events—and now it seems things are beginning to take shape. Last June, Twitter announced that it will start alerting you to live events and present you with curated list of tweets at the top of your timeline.
The purpose for this, according to Keith Coleman Twitter’s Vice President, Product, is to help you find the most relevant tweets for ongoing live events. As you already know, Twitter is a place for live sporting events such as baseball and the NBA among others.
The update will reduce the process of trying to find your favorite event on the platform. For instance, Twitter’s latest change will make it easier for you to follow the NBA or any other event without the use of hashtags, relevant accounts or Moments to follow. Going forward, you will be able to find and follow those favorite events of yours in your timeline, notifications, and Explore. More interesting is the fact that Moments has now been redesigned to help you find everything you need in one place.
The Explore tab will now focus on the newly introduced features, and Twitter has added some new sections solely dedicated to variety of interest such as Trending, For You Tab, and News and Sports.
Search also received a minor update to make it even easier for you to find what you are looking for. At the top of Search results, you will see related news, events, or stories, which will give you the opportunity to tap in to het a recap and see latest discussion, videos or scores.