Twitter begins showing retweet, reply and favorite counts for tweets on iPhone and Android
Twitter is rolling out a new feature to its iPhone and Android apps that shows the number of retweets, replies and favorites that tweets in your timeline have gotten.
On iPhone & Android, we’re rolling out the ability to see Retweet, reply & favorite counts in your home timeline. pic.twitter.com/ylaXjtr0gc
— Twitter Mobile (@twittermobile) February 4, 2014
There’s no indication yet on whether this will arrive on the Web version, but Twitter has at times used its mobile apps as a testbed before rolling out to the desktop.
At first glance, Twitter adding in stats for tweets feels like it will introduce peer pressure to favoriting or retweeting posts, but it should also help users have a better understanding of the virality of certain tweets.
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