Currently, if you want to rebroadcast a tweet and provide your own commentary, there are two ways to do it.
First, you can copy the tweet, add ‘RT’ in front of it, and provide your commentary either before or after the tweet. Or, you can tweet out a link to said tweet, which forces users to jump around between your tweet and the context tweet.
Both of these are inherently clunky, so a new test that allows users to embed tweets in their own tweets is more than welcome.
Apparently being tested in Twitter’s iOS and Android apps, the new feature transforms any tweet URL into a clean, concise embed inside the tweet. Here’s what it looks like:
Twitter tests new features all the time, and there’s always a chance that this could be abandoned – but not likely. This is a very nice solution to a long-running problem on Twitter.
Do you have the ability to embed tweets in your own tweets?