Twitter rolls out revamped “Quote Tweet” feature, coming soon to Android


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Twitter has always been somewhat against quoted Tweets when it comes to sharing, and for good reason. The original tweet often takes up too many characters for the person who’s sharing to make any sort of comment of their own.

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Thankfully they’re introducing an all new system that allows users to embed a Tweet within a tweet. You get all 140 of your own characters to write, and the Tweet you’re quoting / commenting on is shown right below.

Only, there’s one catch for us Android users — we can’t use it yet. It’s rolling out to the web and iOS versions already, but Android has been put on the infamous waiting list. We’re hoping the wait won’t be too long, but in the meantime you can check out Twitter’s quick set of instructions right here to get familiar with the system ahead of its arrival (and give it a try on the web version of Twitter if you aren’t above that sort of thing these days).

[via Twitter]

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  1. This will make for some much more interesting retweets

  2. It does this by linking to the tweet instead of copying the entire text, so:
    1) You actually get 119 characters (20 for the shortlink, 1 for the space), not 140.
    2) If someone deletes the tweet, the quote probably stops working.
    3) Old-style quotes now require you to copy the text manually.
    4) This only works on the official app because of the way it previews links. Actually, that’s the only reason it works on the official app. Because Twitter Cards lets you see tweet previews within tweets. (Third party apps will just show the text link.)

  3. This is great news for those that use Twitter. Now, if you’re going to ReTweet, you’re adding your own commentary, because you’re adding to the conversation now. What you’re saying is more important to your followers, because they follow you for a reason. Before, you were just spamming. Spam is bad. This will make Twitter more like Google+, more engaging.

  4. It’s about damn time. Hopefully web includes the mobile version because that’s what I use.

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