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Twitter Makes Big Changes As Execs Work To Improve Online ‘Conversations'


Added 03-13-19 05:08:02pm EST - “The change is supposed to make the platform friendlier” - Dailycaller.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Dailycaller.com: “Twitter Makes Big Changes As Execs Work To Improve Online ‘Conversations’”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Twitter is rolling out a new prototype that executives say is designed to make the social media platform a friendlier environment for people to navigate, NBC reported Wednesday.

The company offered the public a new prototype for the Twitter app, which includes a variety of changes to how the platform looks and operates. The new version is centered around a format for conversations and color-coded replies, and supposedly creates a more intuitive experience for users.

Twitter’s new prototype also removes the engagement counts showing how many retweets or “likes” a tweet receives.

The change is supposed to make the platform friendlier and stamp down the possibility of trolling, the report notes.

“We’re also actually working on changing the product and changing the policies to improve the health of the conversations,” Keith Coleman, Twitter’s head of consumer product, told NBC. He was referring to ways the company could prevent the spread of hoaxes and conspiracy theories.

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