June 20, 2012 at 3:05 PM ET
Do you ever go to someone's actual Twitter profile, in search of a tweet, and instead find a messy pile of replies and other chatter? Well, Twitter's going to clean things up, at least for verified accounts — celebrities and other public figures for whom profile visits are probably the most common.
On Tuesday, Michael Sippey, director of Twitter's product team, explained in a blog post that Twitter will soon allow you to view Twitter profiles without all of a users' replies (which are basically tweets beginning with @username). To see what a difference that can make, just look at the image above.
Once the feature rolls out — over the coming weeks — the reply-less view will be the default for verified accounts' profiles. But if you want, you'll be able to click an "all" button to once again see each and every tweet.
After all, it's important that you can occasionally read through all of Justin Bieber's tweets, just to make sure that his reply to you was one-of-a-kind … and not something he tweets to every girl.
No word on whether Twitter will eventually bring this feature to ordinary, non-verified accounts as well.
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