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Twitter Is Working On Innovative Updates Including A Monthly Tweet Counter And Notes Explainer For Edited Tweets

If you’ve always been a curious Twitter user and wondered about the number of Tweets sent out by users on the app, well it might be your lucky day.

The company is busy working on a trial (as spotted by @iwishiwasafinch) that enables users to do just this, thanks to the efforts of reverse engineers who spotted the new development last month.


But this morning, we’re hearing about new reports that mentioned how some users of the platform are already being given access to the feature and there’s nothing more exciting than that.

We won’t lie, it’s a little brutal or savage, not to mention personal. But hey, it’s nice to know that there are more people out there that just might be spending more time than you on the platform.

But again, it might be taken negatively by some because let’s say someone that tweets 1000 times in the month could be seen as annoying on a user’s timeline.

On the other hand, someone else that sends out tweets barely might not even be worth your follow. Hence, the metrics being put out there in the open isn’t the best decision after all.

But remember, Twitter’s spokesperson says that this is just a trial with no final word on what the actual product would be like. The app says they’re trying to make out how it all works.

Twitter says the experiment involves witnessing the effect of showing users the frequency of account tweets and how that could influence their decisions on the app.

Considering the past, people referred to it as complete horror and a nightmare because no one wished to unveil their frequency on the app for their own reasons.

Next up, we’ve got the news that the app might be fulfilling users’ wishes for an edit. While it’s not exactly an edit button, it’s something very similar.

Twitter told its fans that editing wasn’t a possibility because tweets were super short in length and that meant tiny edits could really affect the context of the message.

But now, thanks to one reverse engineering expert Jane Manchun Wong, we’ve got some news about Twitter working on getting new texts that could get attached to edited tweets, after they’ve been embedded across third-party sites.

Despite all the years of controversies and how Twitter refused to edit tweets, they’ve really managed to find a decent solution to the problem, without creating too much fuss.

Yes, it’s going to be a little complex and technical, as far as backend things are involved, but it’s going to be worth it.


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