[Update 2: Android & Web Rollout] Twitter is starting to show quoted retweets on Android and iOS

[Update 2: Android & Web Rollout] Twitter is starting to show quoted retweets on Android and iOS

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Update 2 (05/22/20 @ 03:07 AM ET): Twitter now lets you see retweets with comments on Android and web following the iOS rollout.

Update 1 (05/13/20 @ 09:25 AM ET): Quoted retweet counts are now available on Twitter for iOS, coming soon to Android. Scroll to the bottom for more information. The article as published on April 22, 2020, is preserved below.

Keeping track of conversations on Twitter can prove to be a nightmare, especially if you’re using your phone to access the social media platform. In order to make it easier for users to keep track of replies, the company has previously experimented with a couple of different features. Back in April last year, Twitter first tested new label tags to help users keep a track of the original author in a conversation and the people mentioned in the original tweet. Then, earlier this year in March, the company started rolling out threaded replies on Android which made browsing through replies a whole lot easier. And now, according to a recent tweet from prolific reverse engineer Jane Manchun Wong (@wongmjane), the platform is starting to show quoted retweets on Android and iOS.

For the unaware, Twitter currently lets you retweet both with and without a comment. However, regardless of what you do, the platform doesn’t have a way to let you see what comments people made alongside their retweet unless you click on the “Retweets” button and then check the profile for each person who retweeted the tweet. In order to simplify this process, Twitter is now testing a new UI that separates all retweets into two tabs — those with comments and those without comments.

As you can see in the tweet above, the tabs list down all the retweets based on whether or not they have a comment and the retweets that do have a comment show the comment alongside the original tweet.

Twitter is currently testing this feature with a handful of users on both Android and iOS, but the feature has a slightly different UI on each platform. As you can see in the tweet above, the Android version doesn’t have two separate tabs and only has a single button to show all retweets with comments. As of now, it isn’t clear which UI will be released when the feature finally rolls out to more users and we currently have no information on the release timeline. We’ll update the post as soon as the feature rolls out to a broader audience.


Update 1: Official on iOS

The ability to see all of your tweets that were quoted, or as Twitter calls it, “Retweets with comments,” is now available on iOS. When you tap “Retweets” on a tweet you are brought to a new page with two tabs for “With comments” and “Without comments.” According to a product lead at Twitter, the feature will be rolling out “soon” to Android.


Update 2: Twitter now lets you see retweets with comments on Android and web

Following the rollout on iOS, Twitter will now let you see the retweets with comments on both the official Android app as well as on the web.

Click on the number of retweets to see all the retweets that have happened with comments as well as those that have been retweeted without comments.