Twitter after releasing a new separate listing of ‘Retweets’ and ‘Retweets with Comment’ in each tweet so as to give more transparency on the engagement, Twitter is now testing ‘Quotes’ listing which is to replace the ‘Retweets and comments’ note on the main screen.
Twitter seems to be favouring using ‘Quotes’ instead of ‘Retweets with comment' pic.twitter.com/GaVDvLhhkV
— Matt Navarra (@MattNavarra) August 25, 2020
Some users are now getting the new ‘Quotes’ count as seen in the above example. Jane Manchun Wong posted the new listing in the back end code on twitter last week.
Twitter is finally thinking about “Quote” instead of the mouthful “Retweet with comment” pic.twitter.com/sy9u7hoYTe
— Jane Manchun Wong (@wongmjane) August 21, 2020
Twitter back in May, officially rolled out its new Retweet listings, which divides the two categories into their own count in the details of the tweet.
Don’t miss the Tweets about your Tweet.
Now on iOS, you can see Retweets with comments all in one place. pic.twitter.com/oanjZfzC6y
— Twitter (@Twitter) May 12, 2020
Twitter then changed it to ‘Retweets and comments’, but now is looking to show the full counts on the main tweet. Having both the retweets and retweets with comment in one line seems a bit of messy, hence the company is looking for a short ‘Quotes’ marker instead. Twitter has been working on ways to make the platform easy to understand over the years after feedback reports that the platform is hard to handle. This new update is not going to have a big impact on the users, but it is worth noting that Twitter is providing a simple and easy to understand way.