Like they say Old is gold, the good old retweet button is back on Twitter. Everyone’s favorite microblogging website earlier started on with a new feature quote tweet which allowed users to add their own words to the tweets they wish to retweet. Twitter launched this feature with the vision towards-
“encouraging everyone to consider why they are amplifying a Tweet, and brings more thoughts, reactions & perspectives to the conversation.”
In a progression of tweets, Twitter stated that they didn’t accomplish the ideal outcome from this cycle as not many users added their own contemplations and words to tweets. The change was first welcomed in October during the 2020 US election.
We’ll temporarily ask people to add their own commentary before amplifying content by prompting Quote Tweets instead of Retweets. We hope this encourages everyone to consider why they are amplifying a Tweet, and brings more thoughts, reactions & perspectives to the conversation. pic.twitter.com/SGabVDtZlZ
— Twitter Support (@TwitterSupport) October 9, 2020
After learning from this product experience, we’re sharing an update: today Retweet functionality will be returning to the way it was before.
Here’s what we saw while we prompted Quote Tweets (1/4): https://t.co/MzoDKy3d69
— Twitter Support (@TwitterSupport) December 16, 2020
— The Verge (@verge) December 17, 2020
We’re switching back. You can now choose to Retweet or Quote Tweet the way you did before. https://t.co/4ZAE6Ax8Vn
— Twitter (@Twitter) December 16, 2020
The reaction of Twitter users for Retweet coming back-
Twitter anyway had not made it required for clients to compose anything in the quote tweet. One could likewise leave the quote tweet and retweet where it would be tweeted to their followers.
This move by Twitter is really making its users happy.
Twitter finally fixed the retweet button 🥵 pic.twitter.com/mX9MJ5rkR1
— Karma 🌚 (@Karmajmusic) December 17, 2020
Twitter have brought back the retweet button pic.twitter.com/RtHQO88cLV
— pablo (@amirnrf) December 16, 2020
We bullied Twitter into giving us back the retweet button 👌🏿 pic.twitter.com/cRJkoYzNCM
— rogue (@JohnyLovely_) December 16, 2020
Everyone on Twitter after finding out the retweet button is back pic.twitter.com/pazlkXfVSj
— Uncle Drew © (@UncleDrewGB) December 17, 2020
Twitter: The retweet button. Its Back
— EagleEyez 🦅 (@qdogqueezy) December 17, 2020
A lot of users are still waiting for the edit option from Twitter
Okay now the edit button pic.twitter.com/IVdALIXt9y
— Junebug (@juneelite) December 16, 2020
Thank you but when are you adding the Edit Button? pic.twitter.com/K0550VtAYl
— Mr Kay (@RealMrKay) December 17, 2020
Everyone asking Twitter to add an edit button : pic.twitter.com/OBko1JWjD4
— Mohamed Enieb (@its_menieb) December 17, 2020
you listened to the people now continue listening and add the edit button pic.twitter.com/rsHGZaDf4h
— CoffeeMaestro (@coffeemaestro_) December 16, 2020