Twitter’s design isn’t exactly the most intuitive, especially when you’re looking at replies on tweets. However, we have seen the social media giant several times in the past, test out different ways to approach the conversations that users have on its platform.
According to a tweet by researcher Jane Manchun Wong, it looks like the company could be working on a potentially new design inspired by Reddit. As you can see in the tweet below, it looks like indented threaded conversations could soon be a new feature on Twitter. What this means is that, with every reply to a tweet, its indentation keeps getting pushed further inside, giving it a clear structure as to who is saying what and who is replying to whom.
Twitter continues working on Conversation Tree
now with the ability to focus a specific tweet, even from a permalink pic.twitter.com/CVadSqbFDP
— Jane Manchun Wong (@wongmjane) November 26, 2019
It also features lines that connect the conversations together so that it is clearer as to who is saying what. As it stands, the current design of Twitter makes it hard to tell who is saying what in replies to tweets, but with this new test from Twitter, we assume it will make tweeting a lot better.
That said, we have no idea when these changes are going to be rolled out. It is possible that Twitter is simply testing something and that they might have no intention to implement, although, given its design, we sure hope that they will. We’ll be keeping our eyes peeled for any updates, if and when the company does eventually roll out this new feature.