Twitter briefly changed how @ replies work and users went crazy

Twitter's iOS app experienced a subtle but important change Friday — the old style of replies, which required placing the "@" character in front of the username of the person you're replying to, was briefly gone, and replaced with the text "replying to" above the tweet. 

Twitter quickly reverted the change, explaining on its Support account that it was an "experiment" which "accidentally" went out to all iOS users. 

Today, an experiment around replies accidentally went out to everyone on iOS briefly. Upside, we got helpful feedback - we’re listening!

— Twitter Support (@Support) December 9, 2016 Read more...

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