Many people were under the impression that clicking it would initiate a share to WhatsApp, but it continues to perform its previous functions. Like most social media sites, Twitter occasionally updates the look and feel of its user interface to reflect how its users interact with the service.
However, sometimes the modifications are reversed since they did not receive the anticipated response. The next update to Twitter is presently in beta, and it has the potential to be the next controversial addition to the service.
This may mislead you into thinking that you may quickly and easily share tweets on the country’s most widely used messaging app, but unfortunately, this is not the case.
some of you might see a WhatsApp Share icon and if you do, let us know what you think pic.twitter.com/Y23vWUPTs1
— Twitter India (@TwitterIndia) September 8, 2022
The icon for sharing looks precisely like the WhatsApp logo. It opens the same share menu before so that you may send the tweet through Twitter Direct Messages or other apps like WhatsApp, Instagram, etc.
A WhatsApp-specific shortcut or a dedicated share button would have been the most beneficial outcome of this modification. On the other hand, it does neither of those. It’s worth noting that the Twitter India handle does say this is a test, so consider this a warning that the feature may not stick around forever.
Twitter Has Rolled Back Its Ui Changes Before
Twitter introduced a new feature in March that has many users confused. In this scenario, viewers would see the ‘top’ tweets first rather than the feed and tweets in reverse chronological order. Meanwhile, those interested in the chronological view had to switch to a different tab on the right.
The Home and Latest timelines are now just a swipe away for everyone on iOS, and soon on Android and web.
— Twitter Support (@TwitterSupport) March 10, 2022
As expected, the change was met with widespread backlash, and on March 15, just four days after it was announced on March 11, Twitter reverted the app to its previous default feed.