One lucky Twitter user and Next Web reader Malcolm Coles has managed to get his hands on Twitter RT’s early. While most of us sit with baited breath, Coles has kindly shared screenshots of the new functionality with us.

This is how it all looks and works.

If you’re invited to join the RT beta, you see this.

Picture 6 How Project Retweet Looks and Works

And here’s a new-style RT close up.

Picture 72 How Project Retweet Looks and Works

When you do a RT

This is what happens if you want to retweet using the new functionality.

Hover over a message and you see a retweet link, bottom right:

Picture 82 How Project Retweet Looks and Works

Then a confirmation appears if you click it:

Picture 92 How Project Retweet Looks and Works

You then see the message in your stream, showing you retweeted it (at the bottom):

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And you can undo it if you want (bottom right):

Picture 121 How Project Retweet Looks and Works

You also get a retweets menu item in the right hand column, which shows you a screen showing what you’ve retweeted, who has retweeted you etc. There’s not much in mine as of yet!

Picture 211 How Project Retweet Looks and Works

Twitter RT lists: you can see who has RTed you, who you have RTed

Update: And finally, if you go to someone’s profile, you can choose to turn off seeing their RTs: (Paul just got unlucky here…his Retweets are actually wonderful)

Picture 13 How Project Retweet Looks and Works