After the controversial API changes, Twitter is all set to introduce new features for its native application. Named as ‘Presence’ and ‘Threading’, the Presence features lets users see who else is online at any given moment, while the Threading will make replies more like messaging interface.
Sara Haider, Head of product, Twitter, showcased this new feature through a tweet. Since both, the features are in Beta mode right now, we are not clear about the official roll out yet.
hey Twitter. we’ve been playing with some rough features to make it feel more conversational here. presence and reply threading. still early and iterating on these ideas. thoughts? pic.twitter.com/3U3NvpHWPy
— Sara Haider (@pandemona) August 31, 2018
With this update, the conversations will be color-coded with blue and purple. The blue color is basically ‘you’ replying to the tweet, whereas the purple is for those who tweeted originally.
Playing with some new Twitter features: presence (who else is on Twitter right now?) and threading (easier to read convos) https://t.co/aCVRxVDfy0
— jack (@jack) August 31, 2018
However, the initial response from the users seems to be lukewarm, where users also need an option to turn off the presence feature.
A few days back, Twitter introduced a new Inbox style where the users will see messages from people they follow in one section and Messages from the people they don’t follow in the ‘Requests’ setting in case if ‘Receive messages from anyone’ option is enabled.