Twitter is usually defined as a microblogging service, which indicates its similarity to blogs in that it is a personal publication system but of a smaller nature since the “posts” here called “tweets” are limited to an extension of 240 characters. This size is closely related to the space of SMS messages on mobile phones, which gives a personal imprint of instant messaging.
Twitter is a free service where anyone can read the messages of other users provided they have a public profile, which happens in the vast majority of records.
Therefore, it is not necessary to make an own account to read the “tweets” of others, just go to your profile on Twitter and access the message history.
However, if you also want to have your own profile, organize your readings better and write personal messages, you must open your own account.
About the new feature of Twitter:
A few days ago we learned that Twitter was testing a new format for conversations through an experimental app called Twitter and today Twitter has confirmed that it is developing a Twitter new features 2019 that will allow users to subscribe to conversations on its platform.
The new option was first detected by Jane Wong, an engineer who often examines popular applications to discover features and changes that have not yet been announced.
Twitter is testing a feature called “Subscribe to the conversation” that will allow you to be notified about a conversation without having to give about like or respond.
Twitter, the micro-blogging site, is testing a “subscription to the conversation” feature that will notify users every time a tweet is added to the conversation to keep up, without becoming part of the thread.
However, there was still no indication of whether Twitter will implement the change in the entire platform.
Earlier this week, the company launched its “Twitter” beta application that comes with special color specifications for conversations. He has also been experimenting with the profile preview function and the “original tweeter” tags.
The idea of the prototype application was announced for the first time in February. The social media giant has been exploring the idea of adding color to the responses: a user who publishes the initial tweet will see his answers in gray, while the responses of the followers will be blue. The “twitter” application is currently only available for iOS users to test and review. It is not clear when the prototype application will arrive on Android and web users.
The button will simply say “Subscribe to the conversation” and it will be placed in the upper right corner of the tweet view.
Twitter has not provided any details on when it will launch this Twitter Update but has confirmed that Twitter is developing it.
The company’s statement says:
“This is part of our work to make Twitter more conversational.”
The new subscription feature will allow someone to follow a thread without directly indicating their interest, or having to join the conversation. With a click on the button, users can choose to receive notifications when new tweets are added to that conversation.
It can be an interesting option to follow the debates that are created around the trends or issues outside our circle of followers.
If we subscribe, we will receive notifications every time the conversation is updated, as happens when we participate in a thread of tweets.
When we no longer have an interest in the development of the conversation, we reverse the action and disable the subscription. And, it would work with as many individual conversations as we want, no matter who the user is while it is a public conversation.
This dynamic that gives the possibility of being aware of a topic without anyone noticing, aims to encourage users to spend time on the platform following topics of interest, but prefer not to interact with the rest.
At the moment, this function is in development, and you will have to pass your trial period before considering the possibility of implementing it in any future version of Twitter.