Twitter launches 'Quote' feature so users can share their views on RTs outwith 140 character limit

Twitter has made it easier to quote tweets without eating into the 140 characters allocated to each tweet in a bid to encourage discourse on the site.

The social network made the announcement via a tweet today (Tuesday 7 April).

The below GIF shows how users can add their own commentary to retweets without the pressure of having to fit in both their views and the original message.

The feature has been launched on users' timelines and will be known as the ability to 'quote'.

By releasing the quote tool, Twitter will lessen its users' reliance on third party services which have enbabled them to post their on views on RTs such as posting tweet screenshots or use features like TwitLonger on the site.

This comes after the firm also announced that it is looking for its first UK head of consumer marketing, following a structural shuffle.

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