Twitter has launched a new feature to let users decide who should reply to their tweets.
The new feature now gives users three options to decide who can reply to their tweets; Everyone (default), People you Follow, and only people you mention. Tweets with the latter two settings will be labeled and the reply icon will be grayed out so that it’s clear for people if they can’t reply. People who can’t reply will still be able to view, Retweet, Retweet with Comment, and like these Tweets.
Being able to participate and understand what’s happening is key for useful public conversation. So, we’re exploring how we can improve these settings to give people more opportunities to weigh in while still giving people control over the conversations they start. In addition to this, we’re making it easier to read all conversations around a Tweet with a new layout for replies and more accessible Retweets with comments.
The feature comes as follow up to the ability to hide replies to give users more control over their conversations.
For now, the feature is limited to a few people on iOS and Android, and Twitter desktop.