Twitter Changes How Tweet Pages Display Conversations

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About two years ago, Twitter made some changes to how conversations are displayed in the timeline. To refresh your memory:

Now, they're making some changes to how conversations are displayed on the actual tweet page.

"Conversations surrounding a Tweet, particularly if they’ve sparked lots of replies and disparate conversations, can be hard to follow," says product manager Akarshan Kumar. "So, we’re doing a few things to make this much easier: grouping conversations together and highlighting some of the most interesting exchanges surrounding a given Tweet right below that Tweet. To surface some of the most interesting conversations, we’ll take factors into account like whether the original account has replied."

Parts of a conversation are connected by a line, and you can click "view other replies" to see more.

"Like with other features, we will continually be iterating and improving on this experience to make it easier to understand and participate in conversations on Twitter as well as to find the best, most relevant content we have to offer," says Kumar.

This is all rolling out on the desktop now, and will come to the mobile apps at some point, which Twitter didn't specify.

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