Microblogging Twitter is rolling out a new feature to limit replies to tweets. This will give more control to users over who can reply to their tweets. Twitter had first introduced the ability to limit replies in 2020. The company has now announced plans to expand the feature. It will now allow users to change who can reply to tweets. The company previously allowed users to only change who can reply to tweets when they were created. Users were restricted from making changes in the selection after that. The feature is being made available to users who are using the stable version. Once a tweet is posted, the user will require to tap the three-dotted button, A new pop-up opens where the company has added a new option – Change who can reply.
Twitter said that the new feature will cut the noise and make the conversation more meaningful. Users will be given options to choose to limit replies. They can choose everyone, followers, or just those mentioned in the tweet. Users who have been restricted from replying will, however, be able to view the tweet. They can like, share, retweet and retweet with a comment. The new feature is not available in the app. Twitter said that it will add support soon. The feature will also allow the company to check harassment and trolling on the platform. Twitter is also testing a new feature ‘Trusted Friends’. It will allow users to share tweets only with limited people. It will work similarly to the Close Friends feature on Instagram.
Twitter doesn’t have an algorithm that could tell what kind of tweets will attract unwanted reactions. This leads to the spreading of misinformation and thus creating confusion. The new feature to limit replies will always cut the noise and give a boost to meaningful conversations. Twitter and other social media platforms have come under heavy criticism from different quarters for hosting unwanted content and fake news. They are taking new measures to crackdown on such content. Twitter is testing another feature called Facets. It will categorize tweets after being published.