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June 9, 2015

Twitter Makes Conversations Linked to Tweets Easier to Follow

Twitter is tweaking how conversations are shown on Tweet pages, offering users more organized threads.

Conversations_Tweet_page_1The move is similar to the update conversations in the home timeline received two years ago.

“Conversations surrounding a Tweet, particularly if they’ve sparked lots of replies and disparate conversations, can be hard to follow,” said product manager Akarshan Kumar. “So, we’re doing a few things to make this much easier: grouping conversations together and highlighting some of the most interesting exchanges surrounding a given Tweet right below that Tweet. To surface some of the most interesting conversations, we’ll take factors into account like whether the original account has replied.”

Tweets that are part of a conversation will now be connected by a line. To see more replies to a specific tweet within a conversation, users will be able to click ‘View other replies.’

Twitter said it would continue to work on the feature and find ways to make it easier to understand and participate in conversations on Twitter. It will also focus on surfacing the most relevant content Twitter has to offer.

The new feature is rolling out to all users on today. Twitter said it would roll out the feature to its mobile apps in the future.