1 Feb 2023
CoTweets, a tool for group tweeting that Twitter has been testing for the “past several months,” has been discontinued, according to an announcement. “We’ve been experimenting with CoTweets, a new method to tweet together, for the past few months. The current experiment is coming to an end, which we regret “According to the platform’s support center page. “Beginning on Tuesday, January 31, CoTweets will no longer be available for creation. Existing CoTweets will be available for another month after which they will change back to Retweets. Any trouble this may have caused is deeply regretted.”
A co-written tweet known as a “CoTweet” was published to both authors’ followers’ timelines and their own timelines simultaneously. The usernames and profile pictures of two authors in the header allowed users to recognise CoTweet. Authors were able to share the spotlight, open doors to engaging new audiences, and strengthen their existing relationships owing to this tool. The platform stated that “this limited-time experiment allows chosen accounts in Canada, Korea, and the US to extend invites to CoTweet with another account” when it first launched in July of last year.