Twitter has announced the discontinuation of CoTweets, a feature that allowed users to publish jointly written tweets. The feature was one of the final product updates introduced prior to Elon Musk’s takeover of the company.
Although CoTweets was made available to select accounts in the US, Canada, and Korea last July, it was never fully implemented and has now been discontinued. The announcement was made through a post on Twitter’s help centre page.
Existing CoTweets will be visible for one more month before they are transformed into retweets. If someone was invited to co-author a tweet, it will remain on their account and appear as a retweet from the other person’s account.
CoTweets were distinctive as they were posted to both authors’ timelines and the timelines of their followers, featuring the usernames and profile images of both authors in the header. The feature allowed authors to collaborate and reach new audiences, as well as strengthen existing partnerships.