According to TechCrunch, Twitter has begun testing a new “CoTweets” feature that allows users to co-author tweets. The feature is now available to a limited number of accounts in the US, Canada, and Korea. The business claims it is temporarily testing CoTweets to see how users will interact with the feature.
A Twitter representative responded that the firm constantly looks to update the app for new methods to allow users collaborate on Twitter. For a short period of time, we’re testing CoTweets to see how users and brands may utilize it to expand their audiences, fortify existing relationships with other accounts, and get new followers.”
Users who have access to CoTweets are able to use the function by “tweeting jointly with CoTweets” by clicking on a pop-up that appears in the tweet composer. According to Twitter, you can ask another account to co-own a tweet with you. If they agree, you will both appear as co-authors on a CoTweet that will be created.
A request to co-own a tweet with you will be sent to the person you’ve chosen, and they can accept or reject it. To those who follow you on Twitter and have public accounts, you can issue CoTweet invitations. Additionally, you can only invite one co-author per CoTweet because only two authors can simultaneously appear on the header of a CoTweet.
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According to Twitter, if after accepting a CoTweet invitation you decide that you no longer want to be a co-author of that CoTweet, you can revoke the CoTweet after it has been published. The original tweeter will then resume posting regularly after the CoTweet.
Given that Twitter claims to be testing the function for a brief period of time, it is obvious that the business wants to observe how CoTweets are used before making changes and officially releasing the tool to all users. Twitter noted that after this experiment, the feature might be turned off and any CoTweets might be removed.
The new capability can be helpful for producers who wish to highlight brand agreements with businesses. However, aside from business partnerships, the co-tweets capability could have a variety of additional uses.