Twitter has reportedly started sending notifications to users while taking screenshots of the tweets, urging them to share the tweets instead.
Jane Manchun Wong is known to first see this in the microblogging app, Twitter has started sending pop-up notifications to some users when they take a screenshot. She posted about this experience on Friday.
“Twitter is trying to persuade me to share Tweet or copy Link instead of taking a screenshot of the Tweet,” Jane wrote in a tweet. According to the screenshot attached by Jane, we could see two options: Copy Link and Share Tweet.
The Verge reports that Twitter spokesman Shaokyi Amdo has confirmed that the popup is a test with a small cult of iOS users. The popup is the most recent minor update the California social media giant is testing in an effort to encourage more Twitter usage. Screenshots of tweets are eventually reposted to the network, but they are also shared on websites other than Twitter, such as group chats and other private messaging services, Instagram stories and posts, etc.
In addition, Twitter’s “Edit Button” feature is now live for Blue subscribers in the US. The California social media giant has already rolled out the feature to Blue subscribers in Canada, Australia and New Zealand. It has not given any say in the ability to roll out features for Indian users.
However, there are also some limitations to the new tweet editing feature: users can no longer edit tweets after posting for 30 minutes. Twitter Blue subscription fees vary by region – monthly subscription payments start at $4.99 in the US.