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Twitter finally embraces re-tweeting

New functions will make it easier to re-tweet

Twitter has revealed plans to make re-tweeting easier for its users.

"Re-tweeting is a great example of Twitter teaching us what it wants to be. That's why we're planning to formalise retweeting by officially adding it to our platform and Twitter.com," Stone said in a blog.

Not only will users see re-tweets in a different way, they'll also be able to turn re-tweets off if they find them annoying. Stone said initially it was sharing the new function with developers so they "will have the opportunity to prepare their applications".

"In a few weeks or so we'll launch the feature on our website and because app developers had a chance to prepare, it should become available across most of the Twitter ecosystem about the same time," added Stone.

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See also: Hackers use Twitter to manage botnet


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