Twitter Will Let Users Control Replies to Tweets
Just another reason that Twitter is my favorite social media platform.
Twitter announced some big changes to its platform at Las Vegas' Consumer Electronics Showcase, or as a lot of people know it as, CES, on Wednesday.
According to a presentation from director of product management Suzanne Xie, Twitter users will soon be able to control who is allowed to reply to each of their tweets. So you're worried about that same person who always replies to your tweets with an unpopular opinion? They don't have the option anymore, if you don't let them.
The choices include: "Global," which lets anyone post a reply; "Group," for users you follow and mention; "Panel," which only lets other users you've specifically tagged in the tweet to reply; and "Statement," which will allow users to simply post a tweet and ensure that it receives no replies. It's basically like disabling comments on an instagram post (which I hate when people do).
Twitter added in a statement on (where else?) Twitter, "We want to help people feel safe participating in the conversation on Twitter by giving them more control over the conversations they start. We’ll be experimenting with different options for who can reply to Tweets in early 2020."
I love this so much. Some people always have unruly or inappropriate replies on everything you do. Outside of blocking that person, you can't control it.. until now. You really love to see it.