The Twitter for iOS app has a new update that is to make reading conversations on the platform easier. The new threaded replies update gives a clear distinction on which conversations are parent tweets and which tweets are replies.
We’ve given conversations a makeover on iOS. When people you follow are in a conversation, you’ll see their replies in a new way in your Home timeline.
This new layout makes it easier to see who's replying to who so you can join in on relevant conversations. pic.twitter.com/xNmnAtQFeI
— Twitter Support (@TwitterSupport) January 31, 2020
The replies are shown to be slightly indented and “connected by the series of vertical and horizontal lines.” According to Twitter, “This new layout makes it easier to see who’s replying to who so you can join in on relevant conversations.” This shows the company is just trying to encourage its users to have healthy and easy-to-read convos on the platform.
A giveaway: The update shows replies from people you follow, so you wouldn’t have to worry about your timeline being flooded with general replies.
Remember that the update is currently available on the Twitter for iOS app and you wouldn’t need to update your app to get this.