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Twitter introduces Direct Reply Count and new Reply Ranking mechanism

The new features will be added to apps on Android as well as iOS.

In the latest update, Twitter, the famous social network website, has today announced a new change after which the 'replies' on a tweet will be arranged based on the importance and not in chronological order.

Justifying this, Twitter claims that people might not want to see the replies sorted based on one factor instead it depends on a lot of factors such as whether they follow the person who commented or not or the reply is from the person who tweeted at first place.

"You may notice that some replies in a conversation are not shown in chronological order. Replies are grouped by sub-conversations because we strive to show you the best content first, and what we think you'd be most interested in. For example, when ranking a reply higher, we consider factors such as if the original Tweet author has replied, or if a reply is from someone you follow." - read the post from Twitter.

Another change which Twitter has introduced is 'Direct Reply Count' which basically displays a number of replies a post has. Similar to how it has been with the likes and Retweets, now one can also see the reply count just next to the 'reply' icon.

The social networking giant is expected to add these changes to both mobile platforms and desktop. Also, the features will be added to apps on Android as well as iOS.

First Published : Wednesday, November 30, 2016 - 16:25




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