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Twitter has begun testing a new feature today

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Twitter has begun testing a new feature today and it enables users to choose who can participate in their conversations on the platform. If you open the Twitter app on your mobile, you will now be able to choose whether others can reply to your tweets or not.

The microblogging site first revealed that it’s working on such a feature at CES 2020 earlier this year. Twitter aims to change the conversation dynamics with this feature, giving the users a chance to communicate in a way they prefer. This feature is similar to Facebook’s post privacy settings, which lets you share a post with everyone, friends, group, or no one.

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Twitter Reply Controls: How It Works

As seen in the screenshot below, you will now find a new ‘globe’ icon at the bottom of the compose window. Tapping the icon will open a pop-up window letting you choose ‘Who can reply?’ to your tweets. You will have three options to choose from – everyone, people you follow, and only people you mention.

The ‘Everyone’ option is obvious and makes Twitter work like always have. The other two options will limit the number of users who can interact with your tweet. The ‘Only people you mention’ option could be a great way to go back and forth on a topic. Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey could be looking to conduct an interview on Twitter using the latter.

tweet privacy controls

Everyone on the platform can view, like, and retweet your tweets, be in under any of the three conversation types. Users won’t be able to reply if you don’t follow them or if they aren’t mentioned in a tweet. This condition applies in the latter two options. The reply icon will appear grayed out for all other users, as seen below:

reply button - twitter - grayed out

The reply controls are a test feature, thus, they are currently available only to a limited set of users. Twitter designed this feature to “give people more opportunities to weigh in while still giving people control over the conversations they start.” We have only spotted the reply controls on the mobile app for now. It is missing in action on the web and desktop apps.

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