Twitter has announced it is testing a new feature that will inform a user about the vibe of a conversation. There are similar other useful improvements and minor feature updates done by Twitter in the recent past. A majority of Twitter users are unaware about these little handy features and options.
So in this blog, we have tried to brief you about all the simple yet exciting features and options launched in the recent past. Check out our Twitter blog to learn more about the other major Twitter features such as Superfollow, Shop Module, Spaces, and Tip jar where we discussed them in detail.
Twitter’s Vibe Check Feature
Twitter’s Vibe Check is still in the early phases of development. In fact, there was no exact name coined yet for this new feature by Twitter. Also, there wasn’t any detailed explanation about how ‘Vibe Check’ will be evaluating a conversation before flagging a conversation. However, there is a sneak peek from Twitter for us about the new feature.
Twitter concentrates more on promoting healthy conversations. In that pursuit, this new ‘Vibe Check’ is designed to give a ‘heads up’ for a user about the nature of a conversation he is about to participate.
Basically, after this feature is launched, every user will see a label from Twitter stating the nature of the conversation. For instance, a Twitter label can read, ‘Conversations like this can be intense’ meaning a controversial topic or a heated argument is ongoing before your entry. When you wish to still join the conversation, Twitter will reiterate the core guidelines and let you join the argument.
We can expect Twitter to give more information about the ‘Vibe check’ in the next few days. Currently, the feature is in pilot mode.
Edge to Edge Design is Coming
Many media houses call this change an ‘Instagram-like’ design. Twitter is now working on providing edge-to-edge design to their application in Android and IOS.
The new design is already receiving mixed reviews. While a few welcome this change, a majority feel that the new feature might make Twitter look like an image-sharing app. There are concerns about texts becoming less relevant in Twitter post this change.
However, Twitter remains positive and believes that the new UI change will be well received on launch. On the brighter side, the new UI model will fix the famous ‘cropping images’ issue. ‘Cropping images’ issue affected Twitter’s reputation when a user pointed out that ‘Cropping images’ favor white people.
The new design is now in the pilot version and a selected number of Twitter users are using the edge-to-edge design now.
Labelling Bot Accounts
This new simple update will be receiving a lot of positive reactions. Over the years, people have always found it difficult to differentiate between a ‘bot’ and a real account. Not knowing if an account you engage with is a bot is an underwhelming experience.
Now, with this new feature, you will not only know if an account is a ‘bot’, but also about who has automated the bot.
Twitter has gone a step further and classified bots into two types, ‘Good Bot’ and ‘Bad Bot’. An account not complying to Twitter’s ‘automation rules‘ will be termed as a ‘Bad Bot’. Twitter will block these ‘Bad Bots’ from all Twitter activities.
Whereas, ‘Good Bots’ can continue to tweet within the automation regulations. So, what decides if a bot is a good or bad one? In simpler terms, bots tweeting useful information will be a ‘Good Bot’ by definition. On the flip side, bots spreading misinformation, false propaganda, hate comments, will be termed as ‘Bad Bots’.
No more ‘Invite Guests’ in Live Broadcast
Last March, Twitter rolled out a feature that allows a broadcaster to invite three people as guests in a live broadcast. Basically, this feature enabled people to broadcast together and discuss, interview, and announce about various topics and products.
From last week, you will not be able to invite guests to your live broadcast. Your followers will still be able to like or comment on your broadcast. According to Twitter, the ‘Invite Guests’ feature is scrapped to improve the video quality of live broadcasts. We have to wait and see how this will be received by users.
For the past two years, Twitter is very busy in launching and experimenting a lot of new features. The above discussed features are a very few in a long list of updates. Read our Twitter informative blogs regularly to keep you updated about all the Twitter updates. Try our AI powered Twitter follower growth tool to increase your Twitter followers.