Twitter is testing a option to allow you to restrict how many individuals can reply to your tweets. If you’re a part of the check, once you compose a tweet, you’ll have the ability to choose should you’ll permit replies from everybody, folks you observe, or solely folks you @ point out. Twitter mentioned in January that this function can be coming to the platform someday this yr.
Here’s a video from Twitter displaying how the function works:
A brand new option to have a convo with precisely who you need. We’re beginning with a small % globally, so maintain your out to see it in motion. pic.twitter.com/pV53mvjAVT
— Twitter (@Twitter) May 20, 2020
If you restrict replies on a tweet, everybody who can see your tweets will nonetheless have the ability to see that tweet, and so they’ll have the ability to prefer it and retweet it — they simply gained’t have the ability to reply should you’ve excluded them. Twitter will even label tweets which have restricted reply settings so you may inform up entrance should you’ll have the ability to reply to it or not. You can see what that label appears to be like like on this picture:
Twitter says that “only a limited group of people globally” on Android, iOS, and the web app are a part of the check to limit replies.
Limiting who can reply to your tweets might assist stop abuse and harassment on the platform. By maintaining replies to a restricted set of individuals, in principle, you possibly can have extra considerate and centered conversations with folks of your selecting with out the danger of trolls leaping into the dialog.
Twitter has applied a variety of new options in current months in an effort to enhance conversations on the platform, together with letting you disguise replies and testing a brand new interface for threaded conversations.