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Twitter Will Now Allow You to Control Responses to Your Tweets

In an effort to make users feel more protected, Twitter is giving them the autonomy to determine who can respond to their tweets. In a first-quarter 2020 rollout, the social media titan is testing the initiative, which was first introduced in a message by Twitter Project Management Director Suzanne Xie , last November. In her announcement, Xie wrote: “We’re exploring more options around who can reply to or see specific conversations, and are testing engagement changes to see if these lead to healthier discussions.” Twitter executives provided additional details on its new communications policies, according to Axios , at the 2020 Consumer Electronics Show held last week. The new function will allow users to control their messaging in one of four ways: Users can either hide replies to a specific tweet, or enable responses only from those mentioned in the tweet, from those who follow the user, or from everyone. While the announcement may be meaningful for those eager to hit the mute...

Emily Adeyanju

Jan 15, 2020