Starting with what’s official, Twitter needs to cut back the unfold of faux information and misinformation on the platform. This is the rationale it’ll now supply an alert when a consumer would click on the retweet button with out studying the article linked within the unique tweet. The alert will merely ask customers whether or not they can be excited by studying the put up earlier than truly retweeting it.
It is price noting that the alert is not going to drive customers to learn the put up. It will solely supply a suggestion that it’s higher to learn first however a consumer can select to disregard it. Additionally, the alert is not going to floor at each single such retweet. The function is presently underneath testing and out there solely within the English language for Android customers.
Sharing an article can spark dialog, so you might wish to learn it earlier than you Tweet it.
To assist promote knowledgeable dialogue, we’re testing a brand new immediate on Android –– while you Retweet an article that you have not opened on Twitter, we could ask if you would like to open it first.
— Twitter Support (@TwitterSupport) June 10, 2020
The subsequent function that Twitter is testing is the skill to react to tweets via emojis. It is similar as how emoji reactions can be found on Facebook. This is an inside check for now and was noticed by well-known app researcher Jane Manchun Wong. She shared a screenshot exhibiting emoji reactions can be found beneath current choices for retweet and retweet with remark.
Twitter is engaged on Tweet Reactions…? pic.twitter.com/3Sb6c8cYe3
— Jane Manchun Wong (@wongmjane) June 10, 2020
Both of those options are presently underneath testing part. It means we can not say precisely when Twitter will make them out there for everybody. But as and when it’ll do this, we’ll hold you posted.