Although Twitter users have been retweeting for quite some time now—the action of copying and pasting another person’s tweet and sending it as their own–the popular micro-blogging service has announced it will be adding the feature to its platform and Twitter.com.
“We are still sketching out exactly how this feature and its API counterpart work,” writes Twitter co-founder Biz Stone. Users will be allowed to retweet their follower’s tweets as well as turn off annoying retweets from other users.
While Twitter did not announce the date of the launch, the company plans to make it available for developers first. “Sharing our thoughts before launching means developers will have the opportunity to prepare their applications, writes Stone. “In a few weeks or so we’ll launch the feature on our Web site and because app developers had a chance to prepare, it should become available across most of the Twitter ecosystem about the same time. This way, we can all enjoy retweeting—however we choose to access Twitter.”