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TechnologyTwitter will soon offer more context about unavailable tweets

21:10  19 july  2019
21:10  19 july  2019 Source:

The impact of Trump tweets is on the decline

The impact of Trump tweets is on the decline President Trump’s tweets have less of an impact now than they did two years ago. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); Trump is inexorably associated with his favorite form of social media — Twitter. And while the quantity Trump’s tweets have increased, the impact of those tweets has decreased, according to a report by Axios. The president’s “interaction rate” has been on the decline since taking office.

Twitter will soon offer more context about unavailable tweets© Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge

Twitter says it will soon offer users more context about unavailable tweets, rather than just presenting a wall of “This Tweet is unavailable” notices. TechCrunch notes that the feature should cut down on confusion when you’re trying to read a Twitter conversation, only to find that half of its tweets are missing for reasons that aren’t obvious.

Twitter didn’t specify exactly what this notification would look like. Tweets can be unavailable for a variety of reasons: they might contain a keyword that you’ve muted, an account’s tweets could be protected, or a tweet may have been deleted. The “context” that Twitter describes could consist of explaining which of these is to blame for an unavailable tweet, as it now does when labeling tweets that have been removed for violating its terms of service, or when a reply is from an account that you’ve blocked. Twitter says the new feature should become available “in a few weeks.”

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Alongside these changes, the social network is also experimenting with using profile picture icons to offer more information about replies in Twitter threads, reports TechCrunch. People tagged in the original tweet are labelled with a small ‘@’ symbol for example, while the original poster has a small microphone symbol shown on their profile picture when they reply to their own tweet.

As well as making conversations easier to read, these changes could help with a popular Twitter scam where users with the same name and profile picture as popular accounts respond to their tweets with links to shady Bitcoin scams. These proposed icons would theoretically make it easier to tell the original poster’s replies apart from the scam accounts.

There’s no public time frame for when this feature might become available, but it’s currently being tested with select users on the platform.

Trump tweets about reported break-in at Cummings' home.
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