Twitter users can now control who replies to their tweet

by Reuters
Tuesday, 11 August 2020 17:30 GMT

The Twitter App loads on an iPhone in this illustration photograph taken in Los Angeles, California, U.S., July 22, 2019. REUTERS/Mike Blake

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Users can select from three sets of people - everyone, only people they follow and only people they mention in the tweet

Aug 11 (Reuters) - Twitter Inc on Tuesday rolled out a moderation feature that would allow its users to limit how many people can reply to their tweets, giving account-holders more control over conversations on their page.

All accounts, including those of elected officials, can now select the people who will be allowed to reply while composing a new tweet, Twitter said.

Users can select from three sets of people - everyone, only people they follow and only people they mention in the tweet.

The microblogging site, which started testing the feature in May, added that all users can continue to like and retweet posts, but cannot reply if they have been excluded by the author.

This feature would also enable Twitter users carry out better conversations and limit their exposure to online trolls and abusers. (Reporting by Akanksha Rana in Bengaluru; Editing by Maju Samuel)