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3 exciting features coming to Twitter in 2020

3 exciting features coming to Twitter in 2020

 

With the continued growth of Twitter into 2020 they’ve announced the addition of new features in development or being tested. The aim of these is to give users a more personalised experience as well as some added privacy to their recently open and public platform. With the updates that have advanced these features, we’ve compiled a list of 3 new features on Twitter.

 

Public and private replies

Why is this important?

One new feature that’s being added to Twitter is the option to control who can reply to your tweets. There are so far 4 options in testing, including : Global, group, panel and statement. Global allows anyone to reply, group only lets people you follow and mention to reply, panel restricts it to just people mentioned and statement blocks anyone from replying. Although it seems it’ll require some experimenting and adjustments, we can expect it to go live later this year.

Quick suggestion :  With this feature you’ll be able to control who can respond, which can give you a more honest response on your tweets and topics.

 

Stories on Twitter

Why is this important?

Similar to Snapchat or Instagram stories, Twitter is working on their own version called “Fleets”. They can’t receive likes, comments or retweets and will eventually disappear after 24 hours. However unlike other social media platforms, upon launch you’ll be able to post videos more than 2 minutes long, or 512 MB in size. This feature gives you more freedom on what you can post and share with Twitter.

Quick suggestion :  Use fleets to give previews of upcoming content or videos.

 

Full sized images

Why is this important?

Previously on Twitter you had to crop down images and photos to fit into your tweet, unless your image was already that size. However, now they’ve updated it so now you can post a full image along with your tweets. The aspect ration was changed from 2:1 to 16:9, or in other words you post larger images without them having to be altered.

Quick suggestion : With this image change, it’ll be more beneficial to add higher quality photos to your Tweets now.