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Twitter Testing RT with Comments- Chirpify Approves!

Today Fast Company reported that Twitter is testing RT’s with Comments. Instead of quoting a tweet and adding a comment, you can now embed a tweet that looks more like a card with your comments up top. See below:

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We’re excited for this upgrade here at Chirpify because we think that marriage between ‘RT’s & Comments’ works nicely with users who are participating in an Actiontag campaign. When users see a brand’s call-to-action post on social, they can easily retweet the message and add the appropriate Actiontags. 

Many of the brands we work with encourage followers to simply retweet their message to participate in their campaign, which is simple enough as is! With this new update, users can participate by retweeting while having more character space to let their followers know what kind of deal they are getting, content they are unlocking or contest they are entering. 

For now, this update is only showing up for a few people and only mobile only, but we’ll keep an eye out and keep you updated. Stay tuned!

Going Beyond 140

As many of you know, Twitter rolled out a new feature called Twitter Cards, or Expanded Tweets. It’s a pretty cool way for users to be able to see content contained within a link posted within a tweet. We at Chirpify thought this would be beneficial to our users, both sellers and buyers, so we’ve implemented Twitter cards into our listing Tweets. 

In order to make this new feature as beneficial to our users as possible, we’ve added a new field on the Chirpify Dashboard called “Extended Listing Content”. In this field, you can put any product-specific details that you want. The real benefit is that these details will not take up any of the 140 characters allotted per tweet. Another added benefit is that if anyone on Twitter shares your Chirpify link, the information will show up in a Twitter Card. Take a record label for example. You want to launch a sampler of your artists, possibly a summer-themed compilation but can’t fit all of the artist information in the tweet. That’s a perfect opportunity to use Extended Listing Content, so that information will show up in Twitter Cards. Fueled By Ramen (editors note: This label is pretty fun.) launched a “gimme” yesterday and did exactly that. In addition to Extended Listing Content living within Twitter Cards, it also shows up, in-full, on the Chirpify Listing Landing Pages for your particular listing. Enjoy!