Twitter is already working on a more innovative way to enhance messaging on it’s platform. Twttr is a prototype application Twitter launched earlier this year which is a newer design of how conversations will be displayed including threaded replies and other important messaging outlays.
Despite being in test mode, these features have already started getting spotted on the production application itself, Twitter.com which makes the service messaging system to appear in a forum board-like manner giving replies to be connected to the original tweeter and other in the thread.
The Twttr app is just a mock-up model to experiment outside the production website itself. Despite handling many other important updates that needs to be experimented with behind the scenes before being launched eventually, the Twttr app seems to be more focused on the messaging styling which about the threaded conversations and how it would work including different ways of labeling the posters in a thread, as well.
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Currently, for example, twttr labels the original poster — meaning the person who started a conversation — with a little microphone icon, similar to Reddit. It’s also testing a way to view the tweet details in a card-style layout you can activate with a tap.
But its main focus continues to be on the display of the threads themselves. And since the Twttr application can only take reviewers based on Invitations, the development or progress on the application had slowed down. And it never branched out beyond conversation redesigns to test entirely new features, like Twitter’s recently launched Topics, for example.
The head of Design of conversation on Twitter Sara Haider back in August explained the roles of the new upgrade Meanwhile, Suzanne Xie, who had just joined Twitter by way of the Lightwell acquisition, stepped in to lead Conversations instead. She confirmed at the time that part of her role would be working with the twttr team to bring its best parts to the main Twitter app.
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And just this week, the feature was tweaked a bit more to include the ability to focus on a specific tweet, even from a permalink — also similar to twttr’s card-style layout, which highlights tweets you tap within a thread in the same way.
Wong meanwhile didn’t opt in to an A/B test on Twitter.com to view this feature instead found it through her investigative techniques.
Twitter confirmed what she found is part of the company’s broader plan to bring twttr’s features to Twitter — a rollout that will take place next year, a spokesperson said.
In addition, the company is considering how to use the twttr app to experiment with other features going forward, it says.