Twitter Adds New “Open” Functionality

It looks like Twitter have added extra functionality to their twitter stream. At the moment it isn’t showing up for everyone (apparently) however as you can see from the screenshot below, it now allows you to see a conversation as a whole in the stream (rather than opening to the right hand side of the stream).

Twitter Open Function in action

New Twitter Open Function

It also appears that they are using the same visual display to show who retweeted your posts – which again was even more of a pain to monitor (you had to look to the right and scroll down to see the avatars of the people who had retweeted your story).

Retweeted tweets new layout

New layout for retweeted tweets









In my opinion, this is a really good addition to the twitter website that now allows you to grab conversations and see them in a less “clunky” manner. I particularly like the retweeted tweets layout as this makes it much easier to thank people for sharing your message.

What do you think? Good? Bad? Indifferent? What else does Twitter need to do on the website itself to improve functionality?

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