Twitter testing the removal of usernames from replies

Twitter is on a spree with attempts to make its users happier, allowing them to say more within the constraint of just 140 characters. Now, the company is going a step further, and has begun testing the removal of usernames from replies, cleaning them up even more.

Twitter has confirmed it is testing the removal of usernames from a reply. It’s limited to a few Twitter for iOS users, but the company added it will roll out the feature to all users at some point, without clarifying when – it points to a Twitter Help page¬†with¬†more information.


With the new method, if a user wants to mention numerous usernames, they can freely do so without stressing on the character limit or seeing a bunch of @usernames even in a group conversation thread, avoiding the notorious ‘Twitter Canoe’ issue.

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