Twitter To Discontinue ‘Quote Tweet Prompt’
The micro blogging site Twitter announced that it will no longer automatically show the quote tweet prompt when you try to retweet something.
After learning from this product experience, we’re sharing an update: today Retweet functionality will be returning to the way it was before.
Here's what we saw while we prompted Quote Tweets (1/4): https://t.co/MzoDKy3d69— Twitter Support (@TwitterSupport) December 16, 2020
“We don’t believe that this happened, in practice,” Twitter said in a series of tweets. “The use of Quote Tweets increased, but 45 percent of them included single-word affirmations and 70 percent had less than 25 characters.” Twitter also saw a 20 percent decrease in retweets and quote tweets while the automatic quote tweet prompt was in place.