Twitter plans threaded conversations, 'who is online' feature

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In a tweet, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey said on Friday that the micro-blogging platform will soon get interesting updates.

Microblogging site Twitter hopes to make the platform more conversational as it plans to roll out threaded conversations and status indicators.

Dorsey in his tweet mentioned that the company is testing two new features called "presence" and "threading". However, it's entirely up to users' as to how they take these updates.

In related news, Twitter likewise launched a request tab and a quality filter for direct messages a few weeks ago.

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One of it, as indicated, would be the "Presence" feature, which ideally is to make it much easier for the user to engage with the people they are following and are now online at the time of use.

The "threading" feature would allow users to follow a conversation in a threaded manner. Presence and reply threading.

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Twitter is testing some new features in an effort to become more conversational.

There are plenty of possibilities that could emerge with these new features. This feature may resemble Facebook Messanger's online status indicator which shows green light beside the persons' name who is online at a particular timeline. What it could do for celebrities and other prominent users is unimaginable at best.

According to Haider, the online status indicators are a way "to signal specifically that you're online and looking for conversation" as opposed to, say, being in a meeting or asleep.

Some people quickly raised concerns about the presence feature, saying it might make people feel uncomfortable to have to disclose their activity on the app.

More users had concerns about the online status indicator: Some are concerned about privacy, while others just don't see the point of sharing that data on Twitter, since they use other apps for real-time chat.

On the other hand, the other "Threading" feature is set to be welcomed with open arms. Previously, the company tested a feature that gives users suggestions on what account they might want to unfollow.