Twitter Launches New 'Twttr' Experimental Beta Testing App

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    Twitter today launched a new app called Twttr, which is designed to let participants in Twitter's Prototype Program beta test new Twitter features on iOS devices.

    Accordingly, the first batch of testers who have been accepted to Twitter's Prototype Program are being notified via email over the course of the next few days, and those who were not accepted to the program at this time were added to a wait list.

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    At launch, the Twttr app is going to focus on testing a new design for conversations, which is aimed at making it easier to follow replies to an initial tweet. Conversations feature a more chat bubble-like shape along with indentation and color coding.

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    TechCrunch says that in the future, Twitter may use its prototype app to test out additional changes that could be implemented into the main Twitter app in the future.

    Not everyone is going to be accepted to the prototype app testing program. A few thousand English and Japanese speakers will be invited, though testers will be able to discuss the changes.


    The Twttr prototype testing app is being distributed through Apple's TestFlight beta program.

    Article Link: Twitter Launches New 'Twttr' Experimental Beta Testing App
     
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    I’m yet to use Twitter even once. I See no point in it.
     
  4. ChrisMoBro macrumors 6502

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    Twitter is literally like a room full of people shouting at the top of their voice.
     
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    You must be really confused then about how you ended up in a thread about Twitter. I'd blame it on Russia.
     
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    Agreed. It conveys the message "twitter in progress" perfectly.
     
  9. tzm41 macrumors regular

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    Well he's the KGB guy so...
     
  10. tobefirst macrumors 68040

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    Glad you understood the joke. :)
     
  11. The Phazer macrumors 68030

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    What a terrible design, with terrible design goals from a team that fundamentally doesn't get their own product.

    I've said it before and I'll say it again - Twitter have the worst product team in the industry, and removing almost all of them and open sourcing the clients would be a significant improvement.
     
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    Reminds me of a great line I read once:

    "When I was young I wished I could read people's minds. Since the advent of social media however I am completely over that"
     
  13. jowie macrumors 6502a

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    No, Twitter is literally a social media service serving millions of users, that feels like a room of people shouting at the top of their voice.
     
  14. fairuz, Mar 11, 2019
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    I don't care about Twitter, but that icon is amazing.
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    I've yet to see a social network with open source, community-supported clients succeed, and it's been tried many times. I think Twitter is doing pretty great for something that's pointless to begin with for 99% of the active users.
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    No, because you only end up seeing tweets from important people or people you really care about following.
     
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    Absolutely! It is the right way to deal with anything: blame the neighbor, admit no guilt.
     
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    All this work on a whole 'nother app, but we can't get the ability to edit tweets and hide likes so my likes can stop popping up in my friends' timelines? I'll pass.
     

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