Last year I wrote about how Twitter experimented with the conversation of the platform. Well, these changes could finally affect the actual users. Twitter today announced a new prototype – subtly titled "twttr" – that allows users to test these upcoming changes. This is obviously the original name of Twitter, so it's kind of a nudge for the original idea of Twitter.
Twitter employee David Hart shared the idea behind this new prototype app with how the company wants to improve the conversations platform with these new ideas. "First of all, we focus on making conversations more readable, understandable and easier," wrote Hart . Hart later explained how the company should be able to make quick and bold changes to Twitter efficiently. And all this includes this new prototype app that anyone can sign up for.
So what exactly changes? From what we've seen before, Twitter is testing features like statuses that encourage new conversations, as well as things like icebreakers and color coded responses in threads to improve readability. There are likely to be many more changes, so we'll have to see how the new app works when Twitter actually invites users to sign up for the new prototype app.
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