August 3, 2021
Twitter Reportedly Working on an Option to Let Users Limit Replies to Followers Only

Twitter might Soon Allow Users to Limit Replies to Followers Only in Order to Curb Abuse

Twitter is reportedly working to extend a previous tool that will allow its users to take more control over replies to their tweets…

Social media certainly isn’t immune to trolls. In fact, it’s one of things microblog Twitter is most known for. The phenomenon is so pervasive that the company has introduced a number of tools to stop miscreants from ruining the experience. Now, Twitter is apparently working on a way to stop — or at least limit — reply abuse, according to a recent tweet by Jane Manchun Wong, a wiz at reverse engineering social sites.

Twitter Reportedly Working on an Option to Let Users Limit Replies to Followers Only

It looks like a reply restriction currently available that already permits replies only from those people follow. (It is also very similar to the behavior available through protected accounts.) While account protection places a blanket restriction on all tweets, the new option would allow users to set reply limits for individual tweets. It’s a small but distinct difference and one many users would welcome.

Of course, just because Twitter is working on the feature doesn’t mean it’s destined to go live for everyone. However, it could go into beta testing to give the public a better look at how it works. Whether or not it will even make it to that stage or wider release remains to be seen.

William Boleys

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