Twitter has revamped the way it displays conversations on the Web, iPhone and Android by adding a vertical blue line to indicate the tweets are connected and displaying the tweets in chronological order.
Here’s what the new interface looks like. Notice how the first tweet from the conversation now displays above the reply in the timeline.
Up to three tweets in a conversation will be displayed on the home timeline, though of course you can always expand to read the whole thread. Conversations can also be shared over email for non-Twitter users to read.
Judging from my timeline, the new look for conversations is a controversial one. Twitter’s own UK director admitted that he found the changes unsettling at first before eventually finding them indispensable.
While the reporting is the big story I think you're going to love 'conversation view'. It drove me crazy for a week now can't do without it.
— Bruce Daisley (@brucedaisley) August 28, 2013
Twitter also announced today that the Android client and Twitter.com are gaining the ability to directly report individual tweets for spam and abuse. Twitter promised to bring the feature to more platforms in late July after facing criticism for the way it handled a flood of threats against users in the UK.
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