Twitter Just Updated This Feature And People Are Absolutely Fuming
31 March 2017, 14:47 | Updated: 8 May 2017, 17:09
Overheard at PopBuzz: "It's disgusting"
The internet was shookth yesterday (30 Mar) when Twitter unveiled its new reply feature. From now on, usernames will not appear when replying to someone's tweet.
Now, let's be real for a sec. Usually people *hate* updates to their fave social media platforms. People generally don't like change and over the 12 years since it's launch users had been become very accustom to seeing the @ username appearing in the tweet. Now, they appear above and you can control who's in the conversation by tapping on the names in the list.
The idea behind this feature is to save characters in a single tweet and make tweets look a bit tidier. Yet it seems most people agree that it has caused more confusion.
This tweet pretty much summed up our timeline this morning.
Good morning everyone except the changes to Twitter's replies.— Chris Mandle (@chris_mandle) March 31, 2017
Someone help us.
I know we'll get used to it..................— Kingsley (@kingsleyyy) March 31, 2017
BUT THESE NEW TWITTER REPLIES ARE CONFUSING TF OUTTA ME RN IDK WHO IS TALKING TO WHO OR WHY
It does feel like you're talking to yourself, which I guess most people are on Twitter anyway. Still...
New twitter replies... are confusing or is it just me. I feel like im replying to myself....— Yasmin (@princessmeenie) March 31, 2017
'I thought that I heard you laughing, I thought that I heard you cry'
That's Twitter in the corner— Lia (@annabel_lea) March 30, 2017
That's Twitter in the spotlight,
Losing the @ replies
Oh no I've @ too much
I haven't @ enough
LET'S START WITH HOW WE CAN'T EDIT TYPOS IN TWEETS FIRST, YEAH?
Us: We want to be able to save gifs and an edit button— Bec/was pocKingSehun (@ulthunhae) March 30, 2017
Twitter: Ok let's change how your replies look!
Umm ok we're not taking it *that* seriously? Chill out.
replies look weird i hope twitter dies— giovana (@jkcult) March 31, 2017
Will the new Twitter replies stay? Considering that it's almost universally hated, we're don't think it will be around for long.