Twitter Now Lets You Add Up To 116 Characters In Quoted Tweet
Twitter has made small change in its “quote tweet” function that actually makes it useful for those who are involved in micro blogging. The users can now embed the original message and add their own comments in the tweet.
The feature was demanded by many who quote official statements and other sayings. Before this feature, users had to put quotes around an original tweet when quoting it. This left little to no free character space in the tweet. So the person quoting someone else had very little room for commentary. Also, the pictures included in original message were lost which resulted in loss of context.
After this update, the quoters can now add up to 116 characters in addition to the quoted message. This will let quoters add their own comments or opinion to the quoted message. Moreover, any media such as pictures or videos in the quoted tweet will also be preserved so the spirit of original message would be retained.
— Twitter (@twitter) April 6, 2015
Twitter has made this functionality available on web and iOS app. Android users need to wait for some time as the company makes it available for Android operating system. The social network company has not disclosed when the new feature will be available on Android.
This functionality is only available on official Twitter app. If you use third-party app such as TweetBot for tweeting, you may not be able to use this feature in near future.
Read on Twitter’s support page to find out how to use the new quoted tweet feature.