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Twitter Experimenting With A New UI For Threaded Replies and Online Status

Written by Nitish Singh
Last updated July 13, 2021

Some Twitter users have spotted a few changes that are currently being tested on the microblogging platform. The platform has undergone a number of major changes over the past year with a 280-character limit (users were previously limited to 140 characters) and a threading system. The latest changes that are currently being tested internally and have not gone live yet. They include a new UI for threads along with an online indicator for users.

Twitter Threaded Replies

Source: Twitter / Pandemona

Tweet threads now have their dedicated bubbles, and all replies from the original tweeter are highlighted with solid colors. It makes the user interface feel less cluttered, and you can easily make out which user is replying to what. Many users were unhappy with how the current thread UI looks like, and it’s great to see Twitter acknowledging its users’ requests and modifying the user interface. Many users complained about the microblogging platform looking like Facebook, and the new UI should definitely make the threads feel unique compared to other social media platforms.

User accounts that are online will be indicated with three green dots above their avatars. They indicate the online status of users, and it is similar to how Facebook users have one green dot on their profile pictures to show if they are online. Instagram has a similar dot indicator as well along with a disable feature. It is unknown if the indicators can be disabled or not on Twitter. The features are currently being tested, and there is no official word on when they will be made live for all users of the social media platform.

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