Twitter offers up new @reply feature

Now you can reply to someone on their profile page

Twitter has made a small but significant change to the way you reply to people on the service, making this feature available straight from their profile page.

It's always been a bit strange that you couldn't interact with someone when you visit their profile, but Twitter haven't actually made a song and a dance about adding it – there's been not official statement as of yet on the new feature.

The feature means you can speak to someone that you don't follow in public, but you still can't direct message them unless they follow you back.

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Interestingly, it seems that this feature isn't available to companies' accounts. So, you can @reply straight to


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