I'm building a mobile application that is supposed to encourage conversation, and one feature is being able to comment on posts, as well as comment on comments.. essentially a threaded comment system.
This can get very messy very quickly, especially on mobile, so I'd be curious to know what you guys think of my solution that I currently developed for my app.
So the way I have it is something like this:
So essentially, each
comment has a
replies button, and when you click on it it takes you to a new screen where the
comment is the "main text" and it has x amount of comments below.. essentially offering infinite nested/threaded comments.
Is this a good UX implementation? I think it works.. perhaps not brilliantly, but I don't know if you can make a brilliant implementation of threaded comments for mobile.
I think one potential addition I could do to make it better is that in the second screen maybe show the original post as well, so users don't forget/lose the context of the post.
What do you guys think? Any feedback would be great! Thank you.