Twitter, micro-blogging site, is now on the verge of updating its app with a new feature called LABEL, where it mentions “author, mention and follow” another attempt to make the platform more conversational and easier to follow. The “Labels” feature would tag every person replying on a tweet thread to elevate the existing level of transparency on Twitter.
We want it to be easy to follow and join conversations on Twitter. We’re testing out labels on replies: author, mentioned, and following. If you see them, let us know what you think! pic.twitter.com/L228sMbh75
— Twitter (@Twitter) April 4, 2019
The goal of this Label feature was to clarify who started a thread and to cut down on spam. It would allow users to follow a thread without liking or replying to it. These new labels seem to be an evolution of both of those features.
This feature will be a useful way to prevent spam and add some clarity to jumbled threads, users expressed concerns that the labels will be distracting and unnecessary. In order to curb the spread of fake and abusive content with untraceable origins on its platform, earlier in January, Twitter confirmed that it has begun testing an “Original Tweeter” tag.