Twitter withdraws threaded replies; Turns off twttr app
Twitter in May announced threaded replies to make the interaction easier. However last week, the social media app announced that it won't be going ahead with threaded replies on tweets, which it had hoped would make tweet interactions easier to understand.
According to user feedback, the updated reply format "made convos harder to read & join".
Your feedback shapes Twitter.— Twitter Support (@TwitterSupport) December 3, 2020
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. https://t.co/pA4Yd0QfyW
Twitter began testing threaded replies back in 2018, first internally, then within its experimental 'twttr' app, before rolling it out to selected iOS users back in February. Twitter invited all users to apply for access for twttr, and to share their feedback on features in testing, but it hadn't updated the app for some time, so they decided to turn it off.
We appreciate the feedback you gave us through this run of our prototype app twttr. For now we’re turning it off so we can work on new tests to improve the conversation experience on Twitter.— Twitter Support (@TwitterSupport) December 3, 2020
If you’re using twttr, switch to the main Twitter app to keep up with what’s happening. https://t.co/xq4emx9HeH