Twitter, in a constant state of needing to adopt new users, continues to mess with what’s been in place for years in hopes of shaking things up a bit.
TechCrunch reports that the social network has confirmed it is testing with a small number of iOS users a brand new way to share content. Twitter is aiming to replace the “Retweet” button with a new “Share” button. In addition, Twitter is putting the “Quote Tweet” option inside the Share function as well, so the two features will now be found under a more unified button.
There are other changes being put in place, too, with Twitter putting a focus on combining as many social options under one roof. Users of the stock iOS Twitter app are finding that the “Send by Direct Message” and “Share Tweet” are also available within the new Share function.
In an official statement with the publication, Twitter confirmed the changes, and the small test phase, as it gauges how it changes “behavior on the site.” Twitter seems to be aiming to make sharing content from the social networking site much easier, which could mean people use the service even more.
““We’re testing new icons on Tweets to evaluate how this impacts the way that people use Twitter,” a spokesperson said in an email.”
Details about the test, like how many users it might encompass and how long it will run, remain unknown at this time. It’s worth noting that Twitter is constantly running tests for the app, so while it’s possible this change sticks around, there’s no guarantee right now the company will roll out the new Share button to all users at any point in the future.
Most recently, Twitter rolled out built-in live video streaming, also in an effort to continue to adopt new users and keep users around longer.