Twitter is working on a new feature that will allow users to “Retweet with comment” so that the original reference of the share is visible in context with the comment tweet.
The earlier feature “Quote the tweet” offers only limited characters since the retweet update takes up most of the 140 characters.
The objective with the new feature is to foster the continuity, relevance & context of social conversations without detracting from the length allotted for a response.
Officially Twitter refused to make any comments about the new feature “Retweet with comment” so until they do so we have ambiguity in play.
Comments made on the credible source of this new update indicate that Twitter users are warmly applauding this new inclusion if at all it makes it’s debut sometime soon!
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The best thing about Twitter is that it forces users to embrace brevity thanks to its 140-character updates. It’s also the worst thing about Twitter, turning loquacious tweeters into Twitter stream hogs – as with the disaster that is the multi-part running commentary known as the Tweetstorm. But now Twitter is experimenting with a new feature called “retweet with comment” that would better allow users to participate in a conversation, while also providing context and commentary that can otherwise get lost when using the standard Twitter “retweet” function or “quoted tweets.”
In fact, it appears that the “retweet with comment” feature would replace the latter “quote tweet” option, which today often requires users to truncate the original tweet in order to add their own two cents.
Oh, in case all this Twitter terminology has you lost:
A Twitter retweet allows a user to re-post another’s tweet to their own personal timeline. The “quote tweet” feature, meanwhile, grabs the other person’s…
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