Twitter has debuted a new way to check out profiles on iOS without leaving your timeline. When in a conversation, or simply scrolling down the TL, users can tap on @ handles to bring up a quick overview of the profile mentioned.
From there, users can see who they’re talking to and even follow them (although actions such as blocking and muting aren’t immediately available).
We’re testing an easier way to check out profiles on iOS without leaving your timeline! Simply tap any @ handle in a Tweet, take a peek, follow, and get right back to it. Let us know what you think! pic.twitter.com/dIUFxI2r4C
— Twitter (@Twitter) February 13, 2019
The new preview system works on Android devices as well, despite only iOS being mentioned. It seems to be account specific from my testing, as my main account doesn’t feature this yet others do.
Twitter will be watching user response to this feature before they roll it out completely, so be sure to let them know what you think.