Twitter has begun testing a new “CoTweets” feature that allows users to tweet together, the social media giant confirmed to TechCrunch. The company says it is testing CoTweets for a limited time to see how people will use the feature.
“We continue to explore new ways for people to collaborate on Twitter,” a Twitter spokesperson said. “We’re testing CoTweets for a limited time to see how people and brands can use this feature to grow and reach new audiences and strengthen their collaboration with other accounts.”
Users who have access to CoTweets see the feature appear in the tweet editor via a pop-up window that prompts them to “report a tweet with CoTweets”. Twitter notes that you can invite another account to share ownership of a tweet with you. If they agree, a CoTweet will be created with both of you as co-authors. If you select someone to share ownership of the tweet with you, they will receive a request that they can accept or reject.
Given that Twitter says it’s testing the feature for a limited time, it’s clear the company wants to see how people use CoTweets and then tweak and refine the feature before officially rolling it out to all users.
Twitter has been working on the CoTweets feature for quite a while now. This feature was first pulled from the application code by a mobile developer. Alessandro Paluzzi, who, back to December 2021shared links he found indicating that Twitter is working on allowing two people to co-author one tweet.
The new addition of CoTweets is further evidence that Twitter is thinking about how its platform can be used in ways other than a virtual town square or a real-time news network. The new feature can also be useful for creators who want to showcase brand deals with companies.
However, the collaborative tweets feature could have a number of other uses beyond brand deals. It can be used to publish combined statements of organizations, businesses, or individuals; to promote work with multiple authors or creators, such as podcasts, newsletters, or news articles. And it could also be used for entertainment by people who wanted to unite in tweets.
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