I nÂ what looks like an effort to clean up how tweets appear in your timeline, Twitter for iOS and Android both actually embed tweets that have been linked in a tweet.
To embed a tweet in a tweet, just drop the link of the updateâ€™s URL in the tweet youâ€™re composing. When the tweet goes live, instead of an ugly URL link, the linked tweet is displayed in its entirety. Â Before we unleash a bevy ofÂ Inception-related jokes, weâ€™re reached out to Twitter to see if this is a new feature or something they are testing. The social network regularly tests new features with select users.
This could be the companyâ€™s attempt at redesigning retweets. Instead of your followers seeing a tweet from a stranger or you having to manually retweet something by adding RT to it, you could link to a tweet while still throwing in your 140-character opinion about said tweet.
We have been unable to recreate this behavior via the web interface.
Weâ€™ll update this article when we hear back from the social network. In the meantime, do you have this feature available in the official Twitter app for iOS or Android?
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