Twitter confirmed it was “exploring” a new feature that would allow two accounts to co-create a single tweet, TechCrunch reports. App researcher Alessandro Paluzzi has published evidence of the feature’s development since at least Decemberbut more recently discovered what appears to be a official twitter dialog how these tweet collaborations might work.
A co-author feature wouldn’t be overkill for Twitter, given that competitor Instagram has been offering something similar since 2021. There are many reasons why two accounts might want their names attached to a single post, ranging from brand partnerships, influencer campaigns, or even just sharing credit for a fun post.
According to screenshots posted by Paluzzi, you will only be able to invite public accounts that follow you to co-create a tweet, and they will need to accept your invitation. Hopefully, there is a mechanism in place to prevent popular accounts from being repeatedly hit by spammy tweet co-creation requests. Once published, collaborative tweets are shared with followers of both accounts, and the two avatars will be displayed at the top left of the message.
It’s unclear when Twitter might roll out collaborative tweets, or if it will even exit the development phase. But given that at least one of Twitter’s competitors already offers such a feature, it seems likely that Twitter will want to follow suit.