Co-founder and CEO of Twitter Jack Dorsey recently tweeted that Twitter is testing two new features: presence and threading.
First, presence is a feature that Dorsey says would allow users to see who else is online at any given moment. Think of the status indicators on Facebook Messenger, which show a green dot when a user is actively available.
Playing with some new Twitter features: presence (who else is on Twitter right now?) and threading (easier to read convos) https://t.co/aCVRxVDfy0
— jack (@jack) August 31, 2018
Meanwhile, threading gives a new look to Twitter’s reply system. Currently, in the Twitter application, you can see all main replies to a tweet and subsequently tap through to view individual threads and replies. With this new reply threading feature, however, replies appear with more of a messaging-style interface.