Twitter has come up with an interesting solution that will simplify and ease the way of reading a user’s tweets. The new feature provides an option to separate the @ replies and non-replies in the Twitter timeline.
For instance, you visit a Twitter user’s profile and notice that the user has sent more @ replies than his/her original tweets. This not only buries the original and non-replied tweets, but also makes it difficult to dig them out. In order to separate the two, Twitter will be rolling out the “All” and “No Replies” link buttons, which will be placed right above the timeline. However, this will be available to only those accounts that are verified and have the verified Twitter badge.
This simplified profile, which we’re rolling out to verified accounts over the coming weeks, makes it easier to understand what kind of content the user shares on Twitter, and what Tweets you’ll see if you follow them.
To view only the original tweets from a verified Twitter user, you can simply click on the “No replies” button link. This will filter out all the conversation and @ replies, and displays only the original tweets from the user.
In a blog post, Twitter gives @bubbawatson, @NASCAR and @Pepsi as examples to explain how the feature exactly works. Once the feature is out, it will be enabled by default, with an option to see “all” tweets including @ replies with a link button shown above the timeline.
The feature is quite helpful to followers of popular Twitter users and celebrities. It will easily help followers to read the original tweets of their favourite Twitter accounts without having to splash through various mentions and replies to other tweets. Sometimes, that becomes more like a burden unless you’re from a spy agency who wants to read all the tweets of a user ;)
Nevertheless, this is a great feature and we hope that Twitter will enable this feature to all its users, which is very unlikely.