Here's some good news for Twitter users.
Twitter is working on a new Retweet display format that will merge the total retweet and comment count and display it together.
As you can see in the screenshot shared above by a Twitter user, the comments count are integrated with the total number of Retweets in a simple format.
Twitter has always acknowledged a retweet with a comment to be a single tweet so it isn't doing this on purpose. Many users are doubting that this is actually a bug. However, once the tests work out, it will become more clear.
Twitter is also working on adding two separate tabs for retweets with comments and retweets without comments. This will make it easy for users to keep tabs on the conversations they care about the most.
According to Twitter:
"This is a test on iOS. People have told us they want to see more of the conversations they care about, so we’re testing making Retweets with comments easier to see."
The tests are limited to iOS for now but we can expect it to be available for more users very soon. This little positive step will make it easier for Twitter users to keep tabs on how their tweets are performing and who is engaging with them.