Twitter exploration feature that allows users to co-author tweets
Twitter is tinkering with a potential new feature that could allow users to compose tweets together, the company confirmed this week after a developer uncovered the project.
The Collaborations initiative would make it easier for companies and influencers to post brand partnerships or other sponsored content. The feature would bring Twitter in line with rival social media platform Instagram, which since last year has allowed users to post together.
App researcher Alessandro Paluzzi has been sharing regular updates on how the collaboration feature works since he first spotted the project last December. Earlier this week, Paluzzi shared what appeared to be a leaked Twitter dialog explaining how users can post a co-authored tweet.
In its current form, Twitter users would apparently be asked to invite another user to co-write a post. If the other user accepts the request, the tweet will be posted showing the names and avatars of both accounts.
“You can only invite people who have a public account and follow you back,” Paluzzi wrote alongside a screenshot.
A Twitter spokesman confirmed to TechCrunch that the company would “explore” the implementation of a co-authoring feature, but would not reveal specific details about the feature or when it would be publicly available.
Twitter did not immediately respond to a request for further comment on the initiative.
Co-authored posts would be the latest of several new features Twitter has unveiled over the past few months amid intense competition between social media platforms like Facebook and TikTok.
Last year, Twitter introduced a “Super Follows” feature that allows users to charge a $2.99 fee to access their posts.
Last November, the company unveiled its premium subscription service called “Twitter Blue” for US-based customers. The service costs $2.99 per month and allows users to fix typos in their tweets, among other tools not available in the free version of the service.
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