Twitter has rolled out a new tool allowing users to follow conversations without liking or replying to them.
A software engineer, Jane Manchung, discovered the prototype in the Android version of the app, Engadget reported. She tweeted about it and Twitter said in response that it was done to make the platform more conversational.
A button has been added to the top right corner of the thread, which notifies you when additional tweets happen. It would bring anonymity to the app.
Twitter is making some new changes, and this was their latest update. On Monday, it launched its beta testing app with updated features such as pinned introductory tweets, turning “threads into chat-like presentations with color-coded users and indentation”. At the beginning of March, it had announced another feature which lets you hide your replies on tweets.
A chronological timeline tool had been added to the Android version of the app and Twitter is also testing an “original tweeter” label, which shows the account that started a thread. Sarah Haider, director of product management, said earlier this year that the company is making “some pretty big changes to the way conversations look and feel on Twitter” but they don’t want to introduce everything at once.
We can expect a lot more changes in the future, with the rapid new features rolling out every month.