Twitter announced this update on their blog a few hours ago. It also meant that you couldn't begin an original (non-reply) tweet by mentioning another Twitter user unless you prepended a period or some other character, because the system would treat that as an at-reply.
"When reading a conversation, you'll actually see what people are saying, rather than seeing lots of @usernames at the start of a Tweet".
All these changes made will bring a positive development that will enable improved communication between different users on Twitter making twitter chats more comfortable and understandable. So essentially, the new feature is more prominent when it comes to individual replies and group conversations. If the user wants to remove people from the ongoing conversation, they just have to uncheck the boxes.
It also did away with the 140 character limit for direct messages. Last year, Twitter announced that it will stop counting username characters in character limit.
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"It's now easier to follow a conversation, so you can focus on what a discussion is about, and who is having it". Professor Tressie McMillan Cottom said in a Medium post that it made it more hard for her to combat harassment on the service. In the last fiscal quarter, the company added just 2 million monthly users to end the year with 319 million, and in the US, the monthly user number was flat.
"I think Twitter is a company that will endure forever", he said. Additionally, you can now easily tap on 'Replying to...' to have more control on accidental tweets with manual tagging. This can be done by tapping specific names in the small pop-up that appears onscreen after tapping the field.
Twitter handles used within original, non-reply posts will still factor into the usual character limit. Instead, we've seen these little tweaks aimed at freeing up space and making tweeting a little more convenient.
Twitter has redesigned its reply system today by eliminating usernames counting against the 140-character count of replies with a new format that may be more confusing.
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