Bands: Twitter Just Made It Easier To Talk To Your Fans

Posted January 30

Musicians: If you’ve ever attempted to hold a Q&A via Twitter, you know that it can be a bit of a sh to the it show. It’s hard to keep track of all the conversations going on, and folks in the need-to-know aren’t really interacting with each other. Well, the microblogging site is out with a tweak today that makes the experience of interacting with a tweet more robust and streamlined: a new, overhauled conversation view.

Let’s say that you’re a social media-savvy band keen to get your fans’ feedback on a new album title. You tweet out the call to action, only to be flooded with at-replies. Now, Twitter has made it easier to sort through all those responses — and for your fans to interact with each other — by tucking all the responses under your tweet, allowing you to scroll through and respond to each and every one. See this feature in action on Jimmy Fallon’s page in response to the tweet below:

Now, a tweet has — in effect — a comments section, which is pretty neat and useful when you’re looking to poll your fandom as a whole.

In addition to the new conversation format, Twitter has also added some features that aim to enhance how users view media: 1). Now, when you click on a photo on someone’s profile you’ll be able to see a larger view without leaving the page, 2). Your photo gallery (on the left side of the page) will now include video content from Vimeo, YouTube and the newly launched Vine. Bands, this means that when you tweet your new music video, it will be stored right on your Twitter profile, making it easy for fans to find.

Now, how will you make use of these new features? Let us know in the comments below.

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