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Twitter To Add New Setting That'll Let You Control Who Replies To You

It's a step in the right direction.
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A few hours after a tweet or a post goes viral, sometimes, the user says something along the lines of, "Wow, I didn't think anyone would notice this," or "Didn't expect this to go viral." It happens. And while it might be flattering for thousands of people to engage in something you have to say, not everyone is completely comfortable with it—especially because cyberbullying is huge problem rn.

Well, Twitter is stepping in with a new feature they're experimenting with. On January 8, 2020, the platform's Director of Product Management, Suzanne Xie, announced that Twitter will add a new setting for "conversation participants." 

This will have four options:

  • Global - Anyone can respond to you.
  • Group - People who you follow and mention can reply.
  • Panel - Only those you specifically mention in your tweet can respond. 
  • Statement - No one can reply. 

This allows the user to sort of control how much their tweet can spread. Twitter will be doing more research on this for a while, with plans of launching it globally before 2020 ends.

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Source: The Verge

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