-by Al Ferretti and Skeeter Hansen
Twitter Announces Project Retweet
Update: Twitter Activates Retweet Button
Twitter has announced “Project Retweet”, which will soon add a new “retweet” feature to the core service of Twitter.
What does this mean?
When Project retweet is complete, it will have a retweet feature that fully integrates inside of Twitter. Meaning that we no longer will you have to copy, paste, and add “RT @AlFerretti or @SkeeterHansen to any tweet ever again. Twitter’s plan is to implement it for both Twitter.com and for 3rd party apps.
When can we expect to see this new retweet feature on Twitter?
According to reports, the new retweeting system will launch on Twitter in the next few weeks. However, 3rd party apps will lag behind a little in implementation. This is because Twitter doesn’t want to break 3rd party apps that are not ready for the new feature. They’d like to launch at the same time, but the process of testing, usability, and coding on both Twitter’s side and the develop end will take time.
We believe this is great news for users that have grown accustomed to retweeting as part of the overall experience on Twitter.
Leave us your comments on how you feel about the current retweet process and/or how you would like to see it change? Does it matter to you?
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