The changes will make it easier for users to read and follow the line of conversation in threads.
The new layout will allow users to better see who is talking to whom in the replies and threads presented below a tweet.
“Some of you on iOS and web will see a new layout for replies with lines and indentations that make it clearer who is talking to whom and to fit more of the convo in one view.”
Your conversations are the 💙 of Twitter, so we’re testing ways to make them easier to read and follow.
Some of you on iOS and web will see a new layout for replies with lines and indentations that make it clearer who is talking to whom and to fit more of the convo in one view. pic.twitter.com/sB2y09fG9t
— Twitter Support (@TwitterSupport) May 5, 2020
Twitter has been testing out the changes over the past year on its prototype app, twttr, and it’s been shared that clicking on a tweet in the new layout causes it to expand and give users an easier way to share a response.
In the same thread, the social media site also announced it’s currently testing out “placing like, retweet and reply icons behind a tap for replies”.
This is currently being tested out with a small group of users on iOS and web, with Twitter hoping to better understand how such changes would affect how one engages and follows a conversation on the site.