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ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE 'ICE BREAKERS' FEATURE ON TWITTER

By Siddharth Singh . 13th January 2019 06:00pm
ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE 'ICE BREAKERS' FEATURE ON TWITTER

Twitter is working on making their user experience better. Earlier, many of the users on this microblogging platform were requesting for the edit button which has been long in demand,  but that may take some more time. The company does not want to “rush it” and will take a considered view of a use case for allowing individuals to make changes to their tweets.

Last year, Twitter talked about future plans to implement features that would help build interaction on the platform and would help in having a healthy conversation, according to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey. Now, they're rolling out the first of these.

At CES, Twitter representatives told Engadget (a tech website) that new features will begin rolling out to some users for testing in the coming weeks. One of these is a sort of status indicator like what we've seen in Facebook's website chat tool. The idea is probably to make it easier to start a conversation with people, knowing you'll get an immediate response.

The other new feature is called "ice breakers". These are more like prewritten messages people can modify and use to initiate conversation with strangers. According to reporting by The Verge last year, it should look something like this.

Apparently, Twitter is also considering allowing people to pin this sort of ice breaker to the top of their profile, so new followers can use it to start up a conversation with a familiar topic instead of floundering.

At the very least, the company seems to be trying to make its social media platform a little less intimidating. And who knows, maybe fostering better conversations could go a long way towards curbing its problems with toxicity and harassment.

Earlier, the microblogging platform suspended many of the fake profiles in making Twitter a better experience for its users. 

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