With the global pandemic, cybersecurity issues, and US elections all attacking together, Twitter has started to combat everything one by one in order to ensure that no one violates the company policies. It is the time of year when important events are taking place, and these are exactly the times when scammers come forward to spread fake information to misguide the users. Keeping every aspect in mind, the tech giant is changing the retweet actions temporarily to minimize the spread of misinformation. The new update will stay in action for at least the end of elections. Users will, however, still be able to retweet but not as conveniently as they used to before.
The changes will be applied today, which will make it slightly different for the users to retweet. Here’s how you can do it; tap on the retweet icon, you will see a Quote Tweet composer where you can write anything you want regarding the tweet or leave it blank if you don’t want and click on the retweet icon.
The change is pretty small, but the company believes that incorporating this change would encourage the users to at least think once about what they are retweeting. It also says that by adding the Quote Tweet composer, users will be able to share their views on a particular tweet and spread awareness among others too if the tweet came from an unreliable source.
Apart from retweet workflow, Twitter will also stop showing recommendations about “liked by” or “followed by” from the people that are not in your following list. Furthermore, the trend box will also be limited to show only those trends having additional context. All of these changes will stay on the platform until the end of the US presidential elections.