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Twitter mobile users can now embed tweets inside tweets
Twitter gets meta.
Twitter‘s latest update might just explode the Internet.
To embed a tweet within a tweet, simply drop a link to the first tweet into the new one. When you post, the link will auto-populate as an embedded tweet. The result is much cleaner than a jumbled URL, and it frees you from having to manually retweet another user’s status.
For now, the feature only appears on mobile. When you look at an embedded tweet on the web, you’ll still just see the boring old link:
Does this really work? https://t.co/lQUdVIBSzu
— Rebecca Hiscott (@rebeccahiscott) June 14, 2014
And, sadly, you can’t make Twitterception happen. Trying to embed a tweet that already contains an embedded tweet just makes the first embed revert to a URL:
Still, the new feature is pretty snazzy, and we’re hoping to see it on the Web soon.
Rebecca Hiscott is the former assistant editor at Neurology Today and Brain & Life. Her work has also appeared in Mashable, Vanity Fair, and the New York Observer. She is now the London-based engagement editor for Kickstarter.