Twitter announced today that it’s testing a new feature that allows users to select who will be able to reply to your tweets before you actually post that tweet.
Well, the new feature is pretty straightforward from what Twitter showed in the short video. With this feature, you will see an option while composing a tweet that tells you who can reply to you. On selecting this, you’ll be able to limit it to people you follow, or to only the people you mention in the tweet. If you don’t mention anyone in the tweet, that last option will effectively keep anyone from replying.
A new way to have a convo with exactly who you want. We’re starting with a small % globally, so keep your 👀 out to see it in action. pic.twitter.com/pV53mvjAVT
— Twitter (@Twitter) May 20, 2020
Anyone who doesn’t have the authority to reply to the tweet will see the reply button greyed out on the tweet. Well, it must be noted that this feature will not stop anyone from quote-tweeting, retweeting, liking, or seeing the tweets in question.
Well, this is quite a useful feature that will help you limit the tweet and subsequent discussion to a list of people who will add something or will have to create a conversation with the people you want to be in. Presumably, this is part of Twitter‘s initiative to help people control their conversations. Last year, they rolled out a feature that lets you hide replies to your tweets, so this is another form of the same kind of moderation.
It’s still a test, obviously, so only a small group of people have access to the feature right now. But still, there is no word on when it will be available for everyone.
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