If you are a Twitter user, maybe you ever thought that it would be a good idea post a tweet together with another person, but the social network did not have an option for it. The alternative? Make a mention by putting the “@” before it. Soon this could be a problem of the past thanks to the arrival of a new functionality.
We are talking about “CoTweets”, which will allow two accounts to be co-authors of a tweet, so that at the time of publication they will appear tagged at the top of it. Of course, not all users have it available at this time. Twitter says it’s doing an initial, limited-time test on some accounts.
The goal behind CoTweets, the company explains to The Verge, is strengthen cross-account collaboration so that users and companies can reach new audiences. Thus, Twitter is evaluating the performance of this new functionality, although it has not revealed when it could expand it to all users.
How CoTweets Work
Some CoTweets can already be found in the Twitter feed and, precisely, the people who have already been able to use this functionality have explained how it works. As we can see in a tuit de Kelly Vaughnat the time of writing the message we found a new button next to add location.
— Kelly Vaughn (@kvlly) July 7, 2022
This is the CoTweet button. By pressing it, the application will allow us to invite any public account that follows us to be tagged in the CoTweet and discuss the content of it. If both people agree to the draft message, it will be published immediately. If one of them rejects it, it will be deleted.
This functionality is not entirely new. We know that Twitter has been working on it for a long time. App developer Sandro Paluzzi had discovered “CoTweets” (the name was unknown at the time) in December 2021. However, it is only now that it has begun to reach some users.
It should be noted that, although they play in completely different worlds, Instagram allows for several months to add a second author to your image or video posts in the feed. Meta’s social network calls it “Collaborations” and once the content is published, the accounts of the two users appear associated.
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