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Twitter thinks it’s YouTube. Gets View counts for Tweets as a new feature

Highlights

  • View counts for Tweets are live on Twitter.
  • View counts will be shown below the tweet.
  • Available now for Android and iOS apps.

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Ever wanted to see the views for a random Tweet on your timeline? Twitter is adding a new feature that shows you the view count for every tweet on the platform.

Previously, the view counts or impressions were limited to the person who tweeted the tweet. Now, you can view the impressions for every tweet, including the replies and the retweet count.

However, some types of tweets do not get their view count shown: Community Tweets and Twitter Circle Tweets. Twitter has also mentioned that older tweets will not get the view count shown.

Twitter had this to say about what counts as a view on Twitter, “Anyone who views your Tweet counts as a view, regardless of where they see your Tweet (e.g. Home, Search, Profiles, Tweets embedded in articles, etc.) or whether or not they follow you. Even an author looking at their Tweet counts as a view.”

It also added that looking at a tweet from the phone and the web could get counted as two different views. Twitter added, “Multiple views may be counted if you view a Tweet more than once, but not all views are unique.”

Elon Musk announced this feature on December 1, hoping to make it seem similar to video posts, which already have the view counts shown publicly on Twitter.

This feature is currently available on Android and iOS; it will soon be available on the web app as well.

After Elon Musk took over the company, Twitter has been adding back-to-back features. Recently, it killed Twitter for iPhone and Twitter for Android tags on tweets. It also recently changed the display pictures of the businesses to square and added three types of verification tick marks, Gold, Blue and Grey. We can expect more and more features in the coming months.

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