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Micro-blogging App Twitter Testing Prototype App ‘Twttr’ with New Features

Those who are chosen for the programme have been asked to use "twttr" as their primary Twitter app

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In order to test improved conversation features on its platform, microblogging app Twitter has launched prototype app “twttr” where users can join and test it.

The idea of the prototype app was first announced in February.

“Our prototype app, ‘twttr’, launches to the first group of participants today. #LetsHaveAConvo about new features to build a better Twitter together,” Twitter Support tweeted on Monday, inviting users to help them review test features.

The social media giant has been exploring the idea of adding colour to replies — a user who posts the initial tweet would see their responses in grey while replies from followers would be in blue.

To make conversations appear chat-like, Twitter has also been considering a new round design for replies, CNET reported.

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Twitter on a smartphone device. Pixabay

However, not all test features are expected to make their way to the final product.

The “twttr” app is presently only available for iOS users to try and review. It remains unclear by when would the prototype app reach Android and web users.

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“Twitter says most participants in the prototype program will be English or Japanese speakers,” CNET added.

Those who are chosen for the programme have been asked to use “twttr” as their primary Twitter app. (IANS)

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PM Narendra Modi Drops ‘Chowkidar’ from Twitter Handle

Soon after, the Prime Minister added ‘Chowkidar’ prefix to his Twitter handle, and several BJP leaders followed

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday dropped the ‘Chowkidar’ (watchman) prefix from his official Twitter handle and urged BJP leaders to do the same.

As the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is set to sweep the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, he tweeted: “The people of India became Chowkidars and rendered great service to the nation. Chowkidar has become a powerful symbol to safeguard India from the evils of casteism, communalism, corruption and cronyism. Now, the time has come to take the Chowkidar spirit to the next level.”

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India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi gestures as he addresses a gathering in New Delhi, India. VOA

“Keep this spirit alive at every moment and continue working for India’s progress. The word ‘Chowkidar’ goes from my Twitter name but it remains an integral part of me. Urging you all to do the same too,” he added.

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In March, Modi tweeted a video with the hashtag ‘#MainBhiChowkidar’ (I am also a watchman) and called all those a watchman who are fighting corruption, dirt, social evils and are working for the progress of India.

Soon after, the Prime Minister added ‘Chowkidar’ prefix to his Twitter handle, and several BJP leaders followed. (IANS)