Earlier in April this yr, Twitter had introduced its plans to experiment with a brand new function that may permit customers to conceal replies to their tweets. The function was supposed to go reside in June after being revealed in February this yr. Twitter has now introduced that may begin rolling out the brand new function to customers in Canada from subsequent week. This is the primary time Twitter will let customers train management over replies to their tweets.
Twitter has been internally testing the function for a while now. To let customers conceal replies to their tweets, Twitter will allow a brand new ‘conceal reply’ choice. The new function is not going to really take away any tweets. Instead, it’ll merely conceal them from the default view. Users who want to see the hidden replies to the tweet can faucet on a gray icon to see them.
In an announcement, by way of a blog post, Twitter stated it understands that “distracting, irrelevant, and offensive” replies will be dangerous for many customers, derailing them from the primary dialogue. Twitter additionally revealed how the function will work utilizing animated GIFs.
While folks in Canada will likely be in a position to conceal replies to their tweets, others world wide will likely be in a position to see and interact with hidden replies by tapping a gray icon that may seem alongside tweet particulars.
Twitter says that by beginning the function in a single nation, it will have sufficient suggestions to perceive how the brand new function ought to work in different nations. The firm will tweak the function primarily based on the suggestions it receives from customers.
The new conceal replies function will stay in testing over the subsequent few weeks. Twitter is inviting everybody to share their suggestions on the brand new software. Twitter has been going by way of a whole lot of criticism currently over its incapability to battle abuse and spam on its platform.
The announcement comes on a day that started with a Twitter outage in a number of nations this morning. Twitter was fast to resolve the difficulty although.
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