Twitter is testing out a function that lets customers restrict their conversations by controlling who can reply to a specific tweet.
“Testing, testing…A brand new technique to have a convo with precisely who you need. We’re beginning with a small % globally, so preserve your [eye] out to see it in motion,” Twitter mentioned from its official account.
The microblogging platform had mentioned, again in January, that it is going to be testing this function out someday this 12 months. It had introduced that it’s going to let customers restrict the variety of replies they obtain on their Tweets earlier than sending them out, controlling who can converse on their posts.
The brand new function is a part of the microblogging platform’s ‘Dialog Dynamics’ function set.
In keeping with a video shared by the social media platform describing the function, customers can alter the reply settings and management who can reply to a specific dialog. There are three completely different choices for the same- ‘Everybody,’ ‘Folks you comply with,’ and ‘Solely individuals you’ve got talked about.’
If a consumer limits the replies to their tweets, everybody can see their tweet however can not interact with it.
“The first motivation is management,” mentioned Kayvon Beykpour, VP of product, Twitter had mentioned at CES 2020, as quoted in Tech Crunch. “We need to construct on the theme of authors getting extra management.”
The function was constructed on the ‘Conceal replies’ choice launched by Twitter earlier in 2019. The function is supposed to curb harassment and cyberbullying by limiting offensive feedback on Tweets.
Twitter can also be experimenting with a brand new function, that can warn customers earlier than they publish abusive or dangerous content material that will get reported.
The microblogging platform will roll out the restrict replies function to solely a small share of customers throughout the globe on Android, iOS, and the net app for testing.