Twitter has introduced a new feature that allows users to limit who can reply to their tweets.
Users will now have three options to choose who can reply to their tweets: everyone, only people they follow or only people they mention ,previously, Twitter’s only option was everyone.
Twitter states that these new settings help some people feel safer and could lead to more meaningful conversations.
In a statement by Suzanne Xie, Twitter’s Director of Product Management he said. “ , “Everyone will be able to use these settings so unwanted replies don’t get in the way of meaningful conversations.”
“These settings help some people feel safer and could lead to more meaningful conversations, while still allowing people to see different points of view,” Xie said.
Here’s how it works (Before you Tweet, choose who can reply with three options)
1) everyone (standard Twitter, and the default setting)
2) only people you follow
3) only people you mention
Tweets with the latter two settings will be labeled and the reply icon will be grayed out for people who can’t reply. People who can’t reply will still be able to view, Retweet, Retweet with Comment, share, and like these Tweets.