Twitter Turns Off Threaded Replies Due To Users’ Feedback

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After experimenting with threaded replies, as a way of making replies easier to read and follow, Twitter has decided to put an end to the experiment.

The microblogging site said on Thursday that the decision to bring the experience to an end was taken after considering feedbacks they got from users.

We asked and you let us know this reply layout wasn’t it, as it was harder to read and join conversations, so, we’ve turned off this format to work on other ways to improve conversations on Twitter.”

The company, in a follow-up tweet, said threaded replies made conversations harder to read and join and that people wanted more context about who they were talking to.

In another tweet, Twitter said it is also shutting down its beta app, Twttr. The beta app, which was designed to experiments new Twitter features, like threaded replies, would be shut down with Threaded Replies feature.

For now we’re turning [twttr] off so we can work on new tests to improve the conversation experience on Twitter,” Twitter said.

Twitter added that the people currently using Twttr would lose access to the app, for now.

In August, 2018, Twitter said it was considering threaded replies. The feature was later rolled out along with Twttr in March, 2019. The feature was later added to the iOS app in the following January, before it was revised for iOS and the web in May.

According to user feedbacks, it seems a lot of users do not like the threaded replies feature, and Twitter has to revert back to the old way.

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