Why a tweet is unavailable: Twitter will now provide reason
In a bid to make public conversations more transparent, Twitter is rolling out a feature that would let you know why a particular tweet is unavailable in a thread. The capability, set to be introduced in a few weeks from now, will provide more insight into conversations, helping you understand them better. Here's everything you need to know about it.
Missing tweets can create unnecessary confusion
Often, Twitter users encounter cases where certain tweets are missing from a conversation. The lack of information not only makes it difficult to make sense of what people are talking about but also creates confusion, leading people into believing something totally different. Now, Twitter is hoping to offer explanations to provide more context with conversations and avoid this confusion.
Twitter's notice will give added details
Currently, Twitter shows a notice saying 'This tweet is unavailable' for posts that are unavailable. However, when the feature rolls out, the same notice will offer additional context by detailing the reason for unavailability. It would let you know if the tweet was deleted, the account's tweets are protected, or the post contains keywords you have blocked.
New labels also being tested for conversations
In addition to clarification for unavailable tweets, Twitter is also testing new labels for conversations. Specifically, the company is planning to show a 'microphone' icon next to the profile image of the original tweeter, an '@' next to the tweet of the person tagged in the post, and a checkmark icon for tweets from the people the original tweeter is already following.
When these features will be available
Twitter has confirmed that added clarification for posts would be available in the coming weeks for users around the globe. However, as of now, there is no word on when or if the labels would be rolling out to the public. To note, the moves come just a few days after the global roll-out of a completely new design for the microblogging site.