The new twitter update drops the dot-@, usernames and attachments from the 140-character limit, and now finally lets you retweet your own tweets but you can already tell which new feature is getting all the attention.
Ever felt like your tweet didn’t bang as much as you intended, don’t worry, with this new twitter, you can always increase your blast radius after dropping those bomb tweets.
"What do twitter users really want?"— TechnicallyRon (@TechnicallyRon) June 14, 2016
"Better security and maybe an edit button?"
"HOW ABOUT RETWEETING YOURSELF?"
"THEN IT'S SETTLED"
being able to retweet ur own tweets now is great cause I find my past self v relatable— jessi (@jessichan_) June 14, 2016
Before you shove this aside as yet another narcissistic and self glorifying tweak by another social network, you should know that this is an incredible power to have if you own a small business you are trying to promote. You no longer have to rely on friends to amplify your tweets when you can do so regularly yourself.
While some twitter users wait for the elusive "edit" button, others are running wild with this new feature, some think it's a pretty useless feature likened to cyber masturbation.
Self Love:— Raza (@razonater) June 14, 2016
2. Quote RT your own tweet
3. RT your own tweet
4. Put dot below ur original tweet
5. Put dot below ur quoted tweet
On security, the company has taken the block button more seriously with blocked users not being able to see tweets from their blockers even if they are quoted or retweeted, a feature you probably would get to experience if you retweet your tweets one too many times.