Twitter Jack Dorsey sent a tweet this afternoon, suggesting that the social platform contains some interesting updates to tell us who's online and us easier can follow Twitter conversation threads.
"Playing with some new Twitter features: presence (who else is watching on Twitter?) And threading (easier to read Convos)," Dorsey tweeted, along with samples.
The Presence This feature would make it easier to interact with those who follow you who are currently online, and the Threading feature would make it easier for Twitter users to follow a conversation than the current one Embedding and click method.
However, several responders seemed concerned about followers who saw them online.
Twitter Product Manager Sara Haider responded to such tweeted concern in the announcement that she "definitely wants you to have full control over it, how you share your presence. "
So it seems that there is some sort of hiding place when you're not online I do not want people to know you're here.
Personally, I like the nesting idea as it clears up the conversation and makes it easier to come along. However, I actually do not care how it's designed beyond that (flat tops, round tops), as long as I do not have to click through a tweets click like @Reply, which is annoying and makes it hard to follow the thread.
I also do not think I want others to know if I'm online, and it's not a feature I need for those I tweet with. Conversations often take place at breakneck speed on the platform. You are either there for it or you can read about it later. I'm thinking of letting users know who's live, but it's not necessary and seems to be something that many people do not want.
It is unclear when one of these functions would come out for the general public, though it seems they are available to those in a selected test group. We asked Twitter and are waiting for more information. Of course, many users are still wondering when we get this edit button.