About two and a half months ago, Twitter began testing a new method to restrict the number of people who can respond to tweets, in an effort to help users have conversations with only the people they want.
A few days ago, the company launched an update for its application in the iOS system that allows testing for more users. She said The company: “In May, we tested a new way to have a conversation with exactly whoever you want, so you can create and consume more meaningful changes.” “Now, everyone can try this new feature and choose who can reply to their tweets,” she added.
Today, Announced Twitter announced the end of the testing phase, and making the feature available to all its users, whether through its application on Android and iOS, or the web version of the service twitter.com.
To use this feature, the company clarified that after creating the tweet, an option at the bottom of the tweet allows the user to choose who can respond to it, and there are three options: everyone, the people you follow, and only the people mentioned in the tweet.
It is noteworthy that the company had said last January: This feature will be launched for everyone later this year. Although the feature limits the number of people who can respond to Tweets, it does allow everyone to see them. The company will flag Tweets that the number of people who can respond to has been restricted so that users already know.
It is believed that the feature may help users determine who can respond to Tweets to prevent abuse and harassment. By restricting responses to a limited group of people, users can have deeper and more focused conversations with people of their choice, without worrying about the trolls entering the conversation.