The Twitter hide replies tool, which the social microblog tested in Canada in July, is now live in the United States for users to try out…
Twitter Hide Replies Options goes Live in the US
Software engineer, Jane Manchun Wong, who has a strong history of spotting such features tucked away in code, found the option back in March. It appeared at the time Twitter was in the midst of testing out a tool called “replies moderation.”
Now, people can choose to conceal replies to their posts. But, this doesn’t completely remove those replies from public view. If someone wants to see the content, simply tapping on an icon located in the far right of the original tweet will expose it.
Additionally, the author can freely view replies he or she hid away and unhide it, if so desired.
Senior product manager Michelle Yasmeen explained back in April:
“We already see people trying keep their conversations healthy by using block, mute, and report, but these tools don’t always address the issue. Block and mute only change the experience of the blocker, and report only works for the content that violates our policies.”