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Technology Twitter Will Let Users Limit or Block Replies to Tweets

02:35  09 january  2020
02:35  09 january  2020 Source:   bloomberg.com

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In November, Twitter gave users the option to hide specific replies to tweets so that others wouldn’t be able to see them, a related feature for fighting abuse on the service. Now it’s taking that a step further with the option to block replies altogether, something it “will be experimenting with” in early

Twitter says its feature lets you block people from replying to your tweets in a bid to combat trolls, but users The different options will let anyone reply , limit replies to people you follow or mention in the tweet , only let those mention leave a comment and finally, the last setting blocks all remarks.

(Bloomberg) -- Twitter Inc. is adding another safety control to help curb abuse and harassment on its social network: Users will soon be able to limit the group of people that can reply to their tweets.

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When posting a message, users will also be able to choose who can reply: anyone, just their followers, only people mentioned in the tweet, or no one at all, according to The Verge. The feature, announced Wednesday at the CES technology conference in Las Vegas, is an effort to limit harassment and other types of unhealthy interactions between users, a problem Twitter has been working to fix for years.

Twitter now lets everyone hide replies to their tweets

  Twitter now lets everyone hide replies to their tweets After months of testing, Twitter users everywhere will now have the ability to hide replies to their tweets. Rather than delete an inappropriate or offensive message forever, the new option allows you to curate the conversation. Other people can still see the responses to your tweets by tapping on the grey icon that appears after hiding a reply. The feature is available on both the main and Twitter Lite mobile apps, as well as on the web. DuringDuring testing, Twitter says it found people mostly used the feature to take attention away from tweets they thought were "irrelevant, off-topic or annoying.

Tweeting spiteful comments at celebrities you don’t like is the bread and butter of the social media experience. However, the company is now rolling out options to let users block and control replies The new feature is intended to limit the power of trolls and combat abuse, according to the company.

Twitter has announced that it will test a new feature that allows users to limit who can reply to a tweet . This comes as Twitter continues to look for ways The new ability to completely block people from replying to tweets builds on a new “Hide Replies ” moderation feature Twitter launched last year.

In November, Twitter gave users the option to hide specific replies to tweets so that others wouldn’t be able to see them, a related feature for fighting abuse on the service. Now it’s taking that a step further with the option to block replies altogether, something it “will be experimenting with” in early 2020, a company spokeswoman said. Chief Executive Officer Jack Dorsey has said repeatedly that improving Twitter’s “health” is the company’s top priority.

To contact the reporter on this story: Kurt Wagner in San Francisco at kwagner71@bloomberg.net

To contact the editors responsible for this story: Jillian Ward at jward56@bloomberg.net, Robin Ajello

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Twitter will finally let you control who can reply to your tweets .
At CES 2020, Twitter revealed that it will soon let you control who replies to your tweets in an effort to prevent tweets being hijacked.Mashable's Karissa Bell tweeted from an event held by the company that this new feature will finally allow users to control who replies to their tweets by granting them the ability to limit replies to specific users, for example, followers or those mentioned in the tweet.

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