Microblogging service Twitter has confirmed a new 'Subscribe to conversation' feature to let you track tweets and conversations of your interest. As a result, Twitter users can subscribe to individual conversations happening across the platform. Previously, Twitter was spotted testing a new conversation format within twttr, the company's newly announced prototype app.
The development of Twitter's new 'Subscribe to conversation' feature was first spotted by a well-known reverse engineer Jane Manchun Wong. She is famous for her discoveries of yet-to-launched changes and features in popular apps. Previously, Wong spotted a co-watching feature in Instagram’s code that is expected to allow users to watch videos together with their friends.
This is what Twitter's 'Subscribe to conversation' feature is all about:
From what we know so far, Twitter could be testing 'Subscribe to conversation' feature for Android users, or at least that's where Wong spotted the feature in the first place. As you can see from Wong's tweet below, the tweet shows a button "Subscribe to conversation," positioned at the top right corner.
Meanwhile, Twitter has officially confirmed that the feature is currently under development. Although Twitter did not reveal the timeline of release, the feature is expected to reach the general audience pretty soon. Meanwhile, this is what Twitter had to say:
“This is part of our work to make Twitter more conversational.”
Of late, Twitter has maintained its focus more towards redefining the conversations on its platform and come up with a significant user experience overhaul to the user experience. Twitter is also trying to curb abuse and hate speech for quite some time now. Although Twitter's 'Subscribe to conversation' feature is not yet available to the general audience, this is how it should work.
The feature is said to allow users to follow a thread. It directly eliminates the need for showing interest by liking or replying to a particular tweet. Similarly, Twitter users can also opt out of the subscribed conversation to no longer receive updates and notifications.