Twitter retweet: how the new RT functionality looks
Update - bugs: If you have been put on the new system, beware retweeting long tweets. Most people are still on the old system - what they will see is the tweet you retweet with 'RT ' at the front.
I just retweeted a 140-character tweet - as adding 'RT ' at the front made it too long, Twitter sliced the end off my tweet - which was the URL that was being tweeted.
Not only that, people didn't see the retweet in tweetdeck, tweed or echofon. That seems to suggest only people using the web interface can see things that are RTed using the new method at the moment.
What I saw
This is what I see - RT logo at front and URL at the end.
What people on the old system saw
This is what people on the web interface saw: a RT at the front - and no URL (in fact, if you click the three tiny dots you can then see the full message with the URL).
Despite having to wait ages for lists and Google wave, I seem to have Twitter RTs early.
If you're invited to join the RT beta, you see this.
And here's a new-style RT close up.
Personally, I haven't seen a live one yet from someone else ... And I don't really like the sound of them as I like to comment on RTs. But maybe that's just me.
When you do a RT
This is what happens if you want to retweet using the new functionality.
Hover over a message and you see a retweet link, bottom right:
Then a confirmation appears if you click it:
You then see the message in your stream, showing you retweeted it (at the bottom):
And you can undo it if you want (bottom right):
You also get a retweets menu item in the right hand column, which shows you a screen showing what you've retweeted, who has retweeted you etc. There's not much in mine as of yet!
Update: And finally, if you go to someone's profile, you can choose to turn off seeing their RTs:
When you see what someone else has retweeted, you now get a little message (I presume the first time only):
I think that really is it now!