Newest Twitter Test Allows Users to Follow Certain Replies via Notifications

Twitter’s most recent experiment is to allow users to subscribe to select types of tweet replies, to make following conversations more engaging…

Twitter has done much to make it easier to follow conversations on its platform. One obstacle is having to constantly refresh the mobile app to see the latest contributions. Now, the social microblog is allowing people to subscribe to certain replies.

Twitter Tweet Reply Notifications Test Underway

The new Twitter tweet reply notification feature places a bell icon in the upper-right corner. Tapping on it brings up three options: subscribe to “top” replies, subscribe to all replies, and disable reply notifications.

The notifications sound off when the original poster follows-up, when people mentioned are involved, as well as other people users follow.

As with any experiment, not everyone will see it in-action. Also, it’s uncertain if this will or won’t become a permanent addition to the platform.

Twitter states it is currently testing the option on both Android and iOS. Here’s the official announcement:

Bill Boyles

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