Twitter is working on a feature called “Collaboration” that would allow multiple users to co-author a tweet. According to TechCrunch, the feature has not yet been made public and only functions once a user accepts another’s invitation to collaborate.
It also appears to be a hint at a potential strategy to allow creators to collaborate with corporations on brand ad arrangements, which is currently prevalent on rival social networks such as YouTube, Instagram, TikTok, and others.
Twitter’s “Collaborations” feature was discovered in the app’s code by mobile developer Alessandro Paluzzi, who revealed in December 2021 that Twitter was working on a method for two individuals to become co-authors on a single tweet.
In this case, both people’s Twitter accounts and names would show above the tweet’s content at the top.
Paluzzi noticed a collaborations button had been added to the tweet composition page earlier this year, and he discovered how the co-authors’ profile pictures would look – one layered on top of the other- when their tweeted-out “Collab” appears in the Twitter Timeline.
Paluzzi discovered further proof of the feature’s development when he posted a screenshot demonstrating how Twitter Collaborations will operate.
Users would first ask a person or brand to “co-own” a tweet with them and then wait for them to accept the request, according to Twitter. When the other user approves the request, both accounts are listed as co-authors on the tweet, as Twitter explains this on the introduction page.
There’s no news on when Twitter will launch collaborative tweets, or if they’ll even make it past the development stage.