Twitter Tests with Icons
Ever got lost in a thread on Twitter? Who mentioned who and who actually posted this?
Following the failure of the “Original Tweeter” and “Author”, Twitter is now testing icons designed to make conversation easier on the platform.
As you can see from the tweet above, if the original tweet author engages in the thread, their tweet will be labeled with a microphone. People directly mentioned in the original tweet will be marked with a @ icon and, last but not least, if a person you’re following engages with the tweet, it will be assigned with a small person icon with the checkmark. Will these little gray tweaks help ease our tired eyes and feckless thumbs?