Twitter turns off threaded replies, shuts prototype app 'twttr'
Twitter has announced that it is “turning off” its prototype app twttr from today. Back in January of 2019, Twitter introduced the application at the Consumer Electronics Show, to publicly roll out experimental changes and see if they are worthy of being added to the original platform. Thereafter the app was made available to testers from March of 2019.
Twttr, a throwback to the original name, was being used by the company as an experimental testing space where they could focus on new features, including designs for threaded conversations. The application was also used as a prototype to test out other changes that Twitter wanted to make on its overall application. As the application is being shut down, Twttr users have been asked to move to the original Twitter application.