There’s currently no way to create an @ reply tweet using the Twitter web intents. We have the “in reply to” intent, which must specify a specific tweet to reply to:
But there’s no simple “tweet this person” intent. The best option is to use the simple tweet intent like so:
But this leaves the text highlighted, and I’ve found that most people start typing and therefore remove the @ reply. Ideally there would an intent called “reply” which worked like this:
Which would create a tweet box but the initial @ reply cannot be removed, or at least doesn’t select the initial text. What do you think?