Twitter launches conversation settings to restrict who can reply to your tweets

over 1 year ago by IanDorfman

In an effort to make it easier for users to have meaningful conversations about their posts, Twitter's product management team has announced and implemented new settings that let you control who can reply to their tweets.

The announcement comes via a post on the official Twitter blog by its Director of Product Management Suzanne Xie. Now, before you send out a tweet, you can choose one of three options for who can reply to it. These options are the default "everyone" that's how Twitter has worked up to now, "only people you follow," and "only people you mention." The last two options are labelled and people who can't reply will see the icon for replies grayed out.

The feature has currently launched in a limited capacity across the Android, iOS, and web versions of Twitter. No time table has been given for when this feature will roll out to everyone.

Further coverage:
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Twitter is an online social networking service that enables users to send and read short 280-character messages called "tweets".

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