Twitter Now Pokes Users to Read Tweet before Retweeting Them


Today, Twitter has announced a new feature that the company is experimenting with to make the platform better and secure. This is basically a change that Twitter is implementing that will prompt users to read the article before it is retweeted in order to promote a meaningful and informed discussion.

This new change has been announced via @TwitterSupport. As we know the rising tensions within the United States, along with the daily political discourse that’s been increasingly taking place over the last few years, Twitter wants people to retweet those tweets only that they have read and understood. 

This is because sometimes people just hit the retweet button by just reading the heading of the tweet. However, sometimes the actual content of the article is completely different from what the headline says.

Twitter has already started rolling the feature out to some users on the Android app. As you retweet a post with an article embedded, a prompt will appear saying “Headlines don’t tell the full story. Want to read this before Retweeting?”

Well, it will not stop users to retweet any existing tweet, but it will give them a gentle reminder to read articles before others begin to spread misinformation. 

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