Twitter has evolved quite a bit in the past decade. The Twitter we see today is quite different, in many ways, quite better from what we witnessed close to its launch. Today, we saw a tweet from its official account which shows the latest change to the platform. Albeit quite minuscule in nature, the idea of it is “different” to say the least.
Hey everyone, we made a temporary change to the Retweet function.
When you hit the Retweet button, you can either add a comment to Quote Tweet or leave it blank and hit the Retweet button. pic.twitter.com/SkkoqAqXsV
— Twitter (@Twitter) October 21, 2020
Now, according to the tweet, the company has made minor changes to the retweet button. Right now, if you wish to retweet something, you just hit the button and there you go. Now though, they have added an extra step where the service lets you choose. In this selection, the users may add a common or leave it blank if they want to tweet it as it is. While the idea does seem interesting as you may want to add something to it, people aren’t quite happy about it.
Now, the issue here is that this just adds an extra step. Most people, when they do want to retweet something, want to leave it there as it is. We understand that Twitter is making this somewhat similar to the share feature on Facebook. But on Twitter, the entire dynamic is a bit different. Not to mention, in the comments, people continue to add their shade to this new service. Additionally, they said it is a temporary feature which makes it all the more redundant. Perhaps checking the audience’s reaction is their main goal.
As for changes, we have been begging Twitter for one change and that is something everyone would be happy with. As of now, if you wish to change your tweet, you have to retype it. There is no way to edit it. So please, if the people at Twitter want to make changes, this one is much awaited.