Twitter has started testing a new CoTweets feature which lets two users co-author a tweet. Instagram already has a similar feature, and Twitter said that it will be testing CoTweets for a limited time to see how its users are leveraging it.
“We’re continuing to explore new ways for people to collaborate on Twitter,” Twitter spokesperson Joseph J. Nuñez told in a statement to The Verge. “We’re testing CoTweets for a limited time to learn how people and brands may use this feature to grow and reach new audiences, and strengthen their collaborations with other accounts.”
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CoTweets aren’t displayed properly when embedded on websites, so here’s a screenshot of a co-authored tweet below:
Users who have access to the CoTweet feature today can invite another account to share ownership of a tweet. After accepting a CoTweet invitation, users will also be able to revoke ownership of the tweet once it has been published.
On Instagram, the co-authoring feature called Collabs allows users to co-author feed posts and Reels videos so that they can be seen by more followers. It’s often been used by brands collaborating with influencers, though Twitter has a quite different audience. In addition to CoTweets, Twitter is currently experimenting with other things including a long-form Notes features, and some users also have access to a Circles feature inspired by the late Google+.