Threading essentially indicates that there would be a new thread-theme to conversations, where its users may find it much easier to follow any conversation, where they don't have to click through a bunch of tweets and makes it kind of hard to follow what's happening on that thread.
This week, Twitter is clear about its priorities and it is presenting us with a new update of the platform that allows us to have conversations like on Facebook and also an indicator of who is online.
Threading offers a new way to reply on Twitter.
Reply threading shows responses as nested, indented tweets, similar to Facebook or Reddit.
Some people quickly raised concerns about the presence feature, saying it might make people feel uncomfortable to have to disclose their activity on the app.
On the other hand, other users do not agree with the feature but suggest that it is optional for the person who wants it. Haider replied: "I definitely want you to have full control over your presence".
Jack Dorsey, the chief executive officer of Twitter, wrote in a tweet on Friday that the site will soon obtain eye-catching updates. According to the experimental changes, an individual's profile picture will show a green circle around it if they are online. Still early and iterating on these ideas.
Initial feedback from the Twitterverse seems lukewarm on reply threating and wary of the presence feature. Previously, the company tested a feature that gives users suggestions on what account they might want to unfollow.
"Knowing when someone is online will have much bigger negative effects than positive ones", user Charles Arthur tweeted in response to Haider's post. Twitter works best because it's asynchronous.
Twitter started grouping replies to tweets together in June 2015. The other "threading" feature will understandably allow Twitter users to follow a particular conversation in a much easier way than the current embed and click through method.
In related news, Twitter likewise launched a request tab and a quality filter for direct messages a few weeks ago.