Twitter has started testing a new feature called “CoTweets” which allows two people to co-author the tweet. As per the details shared by Twitter with Techcrunch, select accounts in the US, Canada, and Korea have been given access to this new feature. The social media platform says that it is testing CoTweets for a limited time to learn how people will actually use the feature.
Twitter Is Testing CoTweet Feature
Speaking about the CoTweets feature in detail, you can invite any Twitter user to CoTweet with you. However, the gist is that they will have to accept the invitation in order to co-author the Tweet. Whenever a CoTweet is posted, it will include both the author names, and it will be added to both the authors’ timelines. Users, who have access to the new CoTweets, are able to see the feature appear in the tweet composer via a pop-up that invites them to “tweet together with CoTweets.” Since this feature allows only two authors to tweet as one, you will be able to invite only one co-author per tweet.
As per the social media company, if a user has received the invite and has accepted a CoTweet invitation, but later changes the mind about wanting to be a co-author of that CoTweet, the user can revoke the CoTweet once it’s published. The CoTweet however will then become a regular tweet by the original author.
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To recall, this new CoTweet feature was initially spotted in the app’s code by mobile developer Alessandro Paluzzi. The developer back in December 2021 also shared references that he found that Twitter was working on a way for two people to become co-authors of a single tweet.
Joseph J. Nuñez, a spokesperson for Twitter Said:
“We’re continuing to explore new ways for people to collaborate on Twitter,” a spokesperson for Twitter said. “We’re testing CoTweets for a limited time to learn how people and brands may use this feature to grow and reach new audiences, and strengthen their collaborations with other accounts.”
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