Twitter Is Testing a New Way to Preview Other Profiles Without Leaving Its Timeline

iOS users can tap any @ handle contained within a tweet

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Twitter is testing a new way for its iOS users to preview profiles without leaving their timelines.

The social network said in a tweet that iOS users can tap on any @ handle contained within a tweet to bring up a preview, which allows them to check out that account and follow it, should they choose to do so.

UPDATE: The test was expanded to Android, as well: David Cohen is editor of Adweek's Social Pro Daily.