Today Twitter announced that it has updated its iPhone and Android apps, as well as Twitter.com, to make it easier to discover and follow conversations.
Similar to threaded comments on Facebook, the update will let members see full conversations between people they follow in timeline as opposed to standalone @replies that might be sent hours after the original tweet.
Tweets in a conversation will be connected by a blue vertical line. Up to three replies — from people you follow — will be displayed by default with a note indicating more replies if there are any. Tapping that link will then bring up the entire conversation where tweets from people you don’t follow can appear.
This could be really helpful while tracking hashtags. Instead of trying to piece together conversations, tweets will be linked together. Additionally, this could also come in handy during Twitter chats. Questions and answers sometimes fire so rapidly, it could be hard to keep up. Now you can read through the entire thread in exactly the order in happened in before sharing your thoughts.
In addition to this update, which will begin rolling out to everyone today, Twitter has also made it easier to share these conversations, as well as to report individual tweets. For more information how the new feature will work, take a look at the video below.
Jennifer Beese: Jennifer Beese has worked as a community manager and social media strategist. When she’s not writing, you can find her studying anatomy and physiology—she literally has a skeleton in her closet—or under the stars with her telescope.