Twitter’s new feature lets users limit who can reply to their tweets

NEW YORK: Twitter is testing a new feature that will allow users to choose, tweet by tweet, who can respond to their posts in its attempts to improve conversational health.
The new feature was announced by the platform in a blog post, where Suzanne Xie, Director of Product Management at Twitter, wrote, “Since last year, we’ve been working to give people more control over their conversations starting with the ability to hide replies.”
“We also began trying out new ways to start conversations with casual, fleeting thoughts. And now, we’re testing new settings that let you choose who can reply to your Tweet and join your conversation,” Xie said.
The new permissions button has been rolled out to a few users and appears in the bottom left corner of a tweet. Users will be able to choose between, “Everyone, People you follow,” and “Only people you mention.”
The blog further explained that if a person comes across a tweet, they are not allowed to reply to, they will see a greyed out reply button. This new feature can be very useful, especially in cases where expert opinion is required.

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