Twitter Launches Retweet With Comment Feature
Social media mainstay Twitter has officially launched its retweet with comment feature that allows users to feature other tweets in their own posts without using up any of their 140-character limit.
Clicking on the “retweet button”, and choosing the “quote tweet” option from the pop-up menu use the feature. That will then slide the tweet into the post as a “card”, showing a small version of it in the stream and not using up any of the valuable characters.
The same feature will occur if users link to a post within a tweet, with the service swapping out the link and replacing it with a card. The feature will also notify users that their posts have been linked.
The new feature could mean that users will get more of the credit for their original posts, rather than having tweets taken and “manually retweeted” by users who add information at the beginning of the post. Some users expressed hope on Twitter that the new feature will reduce the prevalence of posts that exist mostly to get credit for certain tweets that have been re-shared.
It can be accessed within Twitter’s apps for iOS and web, and is expected to release to other mobile apps soon.
The feature had already rolled out to many users, after Twitter began testing it during the summer, but the company officially unveiled it this morning.