Twitter’s New Function Gives You More Control

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There’s a new feature on Twitter that allows you more control over who gets to interact with your tweets. The company’s director of product management, Suzanne Xie, announced a new update on January 8th, 2020 in Las Vegas, saying it will change the way people interact with tweets. We can soon expect Twitter starting to test the new feature that allows the poster to control who can reply to their tweets.

As expected, people are having mixed feelings about this, but the company decided to do it in an attempt to make the users feel safer on the platform. The new feature should help curb online harassment in the replies section as each person will have a saying in who gets to interact with them and who doesn’t. 

Apparently, each Twitter user will have four options when it comes to replying settings and they will control the people allowed into the conversation. The options will be global, group, panel, and statement. If you choose “global,” you’re allowing everyone who wants to reply to your tweet. The “group” setting only gives the people you follow or mention reply to you, while “panel” limits those able to reply to just people you mention in the particular tweet. You can also choose the “statement” setting, which doesn’t allow any replies.