Twitter tests allowing users to co-author tweets

Twitter is experimenting with a new feature that allows two accounts to compose a tweet together. The company calls it “CoTweet,” which it’s now testing with “select” accounts in the United States, Canada, and Korea.

A CoTweet allows two accounts to be linked as the author of a single Tweet that appears on both accounts’ timelines. Similar to the Collabs feature launched by Instagram last year, CoTweets seem to cater more to brands and developers than the typical Twitter user.

“CoTweets help writers share the spotlight, unlock opportunities to engage new audiences, and enhance their established partnerships,” Twitter on his website. The feature was first developed earlier this year by reverse engineer and developer Alessandro Paluzzi, who revealed some details about it back in February.

Now Twitter has expanded the test, at least for the time being. A Twitter spokesperson said CoTweets is currently a “temporary experiment” but didn’t specify if or when the feature might be more widely available. “We’re testing CoTweets for a limited time to learn how people and brands can use this feature to grow and reach new audiences and strengthen their collaboration with other accounts,” the spokesperson said.

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Russell Falcon

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