Twitter Inc. (NYSE:TWTR) is testing a dedicated tag ‘Original Tweeter’ to highlight the source of a thread. The tag is currently visible to fewer users, and the ultimate aim is to highlight replies in discussions as well as distinguish the respondents from the original source in any particular thread.
Life for Scammers About to Get Harder
Twitter is on the verge of making life even harder for scammers as it has started testing its ‘original tweeter’ label. The social media giant has confirmed testing the feature which adds a label to any particular reply from an account that starts a thread.
Ideally, what Twitter is implying with the new tag is simply to make everything easier for its users to figure out easily whoever starting a conversation thread. The ‘Original Tweeter’ tag is rolling out on a small section of iOS and Android users across the market.
This makes another move from the social media giant after verified profiles ensuring that fake accounts on the platform don’t get any room of spreading any misinformation. Also, the Original tweeter tag which should be appearing beneath the handle of the users will make it cheap to see the person starting a thread on the microblogging platform.
Delivering as Promised
Twitter is pushing towards broader conversational features and as Sara Haider, Twitter’s Director of Product Management, said earlier this month that the media giant is to bring new features on the platform. Recently, it announced to launch a new beta programme which will serve to test the upcoming features.
Among the features, beta testers will have the opportunity to test color-coded replies in distinguishing multiple users. Furthermore, there will be algorithmic testing in emphasizing great responses. Perhaps, the Original Tweeter may not have a significant effect on the user’s daily experience on the platform, but surely it should help communications with great personalities.
Undoubtedly, Twitter is making progress to achieving its promises as well as making life difficult for scammers. However, time will tell if they plan to roll out the new tag to several users or the current design is the end to the format implementation.