Social network Twitter on Thursday started testing a new feature in its iOS app with a small group of users. The “Quote Tweet with reaction” feature allows users to retweet something and add their own video-based reaction. Depending on the feedback, the feature will likely expand from iOS and roll out to all Twitter users.
Twitter users will soon be able to react to tweets with TikTok-like reaction videos
As announced via the Twitter Support account, users who have the new feature enabled will find a third option when they tap the retweet button, which will now show “Quote Tweet with reaction.” The open allows you to create and customize your very own “Tweet Take.”
Tweet reaction videos can now start on Twitter! Testing on iOS: when you tap the Retweet icon, choose “Quote Tweet with reaction” to create and customize your very own Tweet Take –– a reaction video (or photo) with the Tweet embedded.
The original tweet is displayed in front of the video recorded by the user which is similar to the way people can embed Instagram posts in Stories. As of right now, there are no details about the maximum length of a reaction but it will most likely be the same as regular videos on Twitter.
Once you are done recording, the retweet along with your reactions video will be visible to all users on your timeline. Twitter has not specified whether the feature is being tested with users in a specific region or when it be rolled out for everyone.
The feature already has some users questioning why Twitter is ruining the simplicity of its platform but quoting tweets with reaction could be an interesting way to encourage new types of interaction as opposed to users sharing tweets on other platforms and reacting to them there instead like Instagram and TikTok.
The platform is also currently testing an updated text editor option that allows users to add more color and personality to their tweets.