It's A Meme Fest On Twitter As Users Try To Figure Out New Retweeting Rules

Twitter is hoping that the new retweeting system will "increase the likelihood that people add their own thoughts, reactions and perspectives to the conversation"

It's A Meme Fest On Twitter As Users Try To Figure Out New Retweeting Rules

Twitter's new retweeting system has left many with just one question - Why?

Twitter is still not giving us an edit button, but it is changing its retweet system, at least temporarily. According to American technology news website The Verge, Twitter has introduced a new system encourage users to quote tweets and add their own comments, rather than simply 'retweeting' or sharing someone else's post. 

Earlier, a Twitter user could simply retweet a post or quote it to add their own commentary. Now, if a Twitter user wants to retweet something, the microblogging platform will pull up the 'Quote Tweet' composer box to encourage them to add their own message before re-posting the tweet. Users can still opt to bypass the quote tweet option and simply retweet - but Twitter is hoping that the extra step will "increase the likelihood that people add their own thoughts, reactions and perspectives to the conversation", the platform said in a blog post.

The change has been introduced to check the spread of misinformation ahead of the US presidential election. 

There is a lot of confusion surrounding the new retweeting rules. The microblogging platform has been flooded with memes and jokes as users try to figure out the new RT rules. Take a look:

Many asked Twitter to provide them with an edit button instead of introducing new features.

Twitter has also introduced a feature which prompts people not to retweet articles they haven't read first, warning them that headlines don't tell the full story.

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Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah tweeted about the feature this morning.

As did several other Twitter users.

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