New embedding feature in Twitter for iOS and Android may end re-tweeting

New embedding feature in Twitter for iOS and Android may end re-tweeting
A new feature added to the iOS and Android versions of Twitter just might end the practice of re-tweeting. Twitter will now allow some users to embed the URL of a tweet inside a tweet. By doing this, the original 140 character message will be found underneath your tweet, similar to how a photo, video or Vine appears when you add one to your message. Previously, only the URL link would appear.

The new feature does not appear to work on the web. Using the new system would allow Twitter subscribers to re-tweet a message, while at the same time adding up to 140 characters of your own response to the original tweet.

Since Twitter usually tests out new features on a random portion of its subscribers, it is possible that not all iOS and Android members have this capability yet. Give us a shout out by dropping your comments in the box below, and let us know if you are able to do away with re-tweeting.

source: TNW via TechRadar

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4 Comments

1. Daftama

Posts: 641; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

As the cartoon show. DeeDee your stupid... Tweettwwet your stupid

2. brokenchains

Posts: 17; Member since: Nov 28, 2012

"A new feature added to the iOS and Android versions of Twitter just might end the practice of re-tweeting. Twitter will now allow some users to embed a tweet inside a tweet by copying the URL link of a tweet you want to include within a new tweet, and copying it to the latter. The tweet will appear underneath your tweet" The amount of times you said tweet and Twitter all in that 2 1/2 sentence excerpt is mind-blowing.

3. Alan01

Posts: 623; Member since: Mar 21, 2012

Unfortunately, there aren't too many ways to replace the word tweet except by saying "140 character message." Regards, Alan F.

4. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

True. It might not sound exceptional but it gets the message across...

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