Twitter launches prototype testing app

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Twitter's prototyping app, twttr

Twitter has released its anticipated prototype app, twttr, as it announced yesterday on its own platform.

A select few users who have already signed up were given priority access to the new app, which acts as an experimental testing space and was announced back in January at the CES Conference.

The company can use twttr to try out proposed ideas and collect user feedback. Right now, it is testing a feature allowing conversations between users to be collected in a more visually friendly space.

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'twttr' is a nod to Twitter's original name when it was launched in 2006. The code name was changed just six months after the website's launch. The first-ever tweet, issued by Jack Dorsey, read "just setting up my twttr".

Figures at Twitter have said the prototyping app is important in getting more "signal in the development process", and helping them with features where feedback from users is vital.