Today Twitter revealed it’s a new feature they are testing. It enables users to select who will be able to reply to your tweets before you send them.
As shown in details on the tweet, It’s pretty straightforward, from what we can tell. It works like Facebook, you’ll see an option on your tweet that tells you who can reply to you. You can select this and it enables you to limit it to people you follow, or to only the people you mention in the tweet. In case you don’t mention anyone in the tweet, that last option will keep anyone from replying. For any tweet like this, anyone who doesn’t fall within the group will see the reply button greyed out on the tweet.
To be noted that this won’t stop anyone from quote-tweeting, retweeting, liking or seeing the tweets in question. The Twitter’s director of product management Susanne Xie, dared people who has the feature to host a debate. A debate on the benefits of pineapple on pizza with hastag (#TeamPineapple). Holy cow, Susanne, We only want to tease people who can’t reply, not drive them into nuclear meltdown.
Obvious there’s a benefit that it’ll help you limit the tweet and subsequent discussion to a list of people who will add something. Rather than the people who respond to every Twitter update by begging for an edit button despite Jack Dorsey himself saying it ain’t gonna happen. We can say this is part of Twitter‘s initiative to help people control their conversations. Last year twitter rolled out a feature that enabled you hide replies to your tweets. In other words this is another form of the same kind of moderation.
It’s a test feature at the moment. Therefore only a small group of people have access to the feature right now. But oh lord! those who do are abusing it.
Okay Lil Nas X, That’s mean!
Jason, you are playing with fire.
Okay Let’s admit Yashar is right about all of this, other than the banana bread. How can you say such a thing?