Twitter Tests Updated Format for Tweet View Count Display
Okay, everybody hates the brand new tweet view counts – or not a lot hates them, as an idea, however hates the best way that they’re displayed, which at the moment produces some of these double line stat summaries.
Folks additionally don’t like that views are displayed first, on the left of the tweet knowledge show, and Elon himself has admitted that it’s not great, as but.
Haven’t any worry, enhancements are coming – take a look at this updated tweet view format, posted by Twitter designer Andrea Conway.
As you’ll be able to see right here, this up to date format wouldn’t show view counts on tweets in timelines (first picture), however when expanded, you’d be capable of see the view rely on any tweet.
Which appears higher, although Elon appears fairly satisfied that highlighting view counts particularly will assist folks higher perceive how a lot attain their tweets are getting, which, in flip, will encourage extra tweet creation and exercise.
I’m unsure that’s true. I imply, do you actually wish to know that just a few thousand folks noticed your tweet, and never a single certainly one of them felt compelled to provide it a like? Unsure that’ll be the motivational increase that Elon expects – however then once more, for those who actually like consideration, and also you wish to make sure you get extra of it, then realizing that plenty of persons are not less than seeing your tweets could possibly be a think about preserving you tweeting.
It appears seemingly extra bother than its price, with folks trying to make use of this as a brand new tweet ratio, of types, with which to criticize you for your poor tweet engagement.
But it surely if had been simply one other stat, and proven solely in expanded tweet kind, that could possibly be higher. Possibly.
We’ll have to attend and see what Twitter does subsequent with the format.