The prompt, which is being trialled on Android, will ask users if they want to read an article before sharing it to their followers.
Responding to one account, Twitter Support said they wanted to “test a way to improve the health of a conversation as it gets started”.
“[We want] to see if reminding people to read an article before they share it leads to a more informed discussion,” they said.
Sharing an article can spark conversation, so you may want to read it before you Tweet it.
To help promote informed discussion, we're testing a new prompt on Android –– when you Retweet an article that you haven't opened on Twitter, we may ask if you'd like to open it first.
— Twitter Support (@TwitterSupport) June 10, 2020
Twitter replied to another user saying that the feature will only check if the article has been read within Twitter, and will not be able to check if the piece has previously been read elsewhere.
They also went on to confirm that ad products are not being tested with the prompts.
“They’re designed to help empower healthy and informed public conversation,” they said.
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