The feature is currently being tested by a group of iOS Twitter users.
Word of the feature first surfaced on 18 April after a Twitter user noticed an addition to the site’s coding. It was later confirmed by Twitter’s Product Lead Kayvon Beykpour, who said:
“We rolled this out as a test starting [22 April]. Let’s you easily see all the Retweets with comments of any tweet. Let us know what you think if you have access to the experience.”
We rolled this out as a test starting today. Let's you easily see all the Retweets with comments of any tweet. Let us know what you think if you have access to the experience. https://t.co/lQhAMmufCs
— Kayvon Beykpour (@kayvz) April 23, 2020
The feature will allow users to see how many times a tweet has been retweeted with comment. As shown in screenshots, there will be two lists under a tweet’s retweet column: “With comments” and “Without comments”.
Access to this feature will allow users to learn about the spread of their tweets more easily. Currently, the only way for someone to see how many times a tweet of theirs has been retweeted with a quote is by pasting the tweet’s URL into the site’s search bar.
It turns out Twitter is actually testing the ability to view quote tweets!
— Jane Manchun Wong (@wongmjane) April 21, 2020
As the feature is currently in testing, it’s not clear when or if it will see a widespread rollout.