Twitter has rolled out a new feature today, Quote tweets. Twitter wants to add more to the conversation, especially with retweets with a quote attached. Hence the name, Quote tweets.
Retweeting with a quote: Quote tweets are here
“Tweets about a Tweet add more to the conversation, so we’ve made them even easier to find,” the company said, also noting that the new counter will be shown between the existing “Retweets” and “Likes” labels.
For a few months Twitter has been testing this feature, it used different names and interfaces.
You could search for a retweet with a quote by entering by entering a tweet’s URL into Twitter’s search box, but this option makes it a lot easier. It’s a handy feature considering so many people use the quote tweet function in place of replying to a tweet, and should make it easier to follow these conversations. And sometimes it’s just fun to see everyone dunking on a tweet in one place.