Starting Wednesday, August 12, you can now choose who can reply to you on Twitter, the company said.
The social media firm announced that it’s rolling out a conversation control setting to all users in an effort to make them feel safe on the platform and stop unwanted replies from getting in the way of “meaningful conversations.”
You have 3 options to control who can reply: everyone, which is the default setting, only people you follow, or those you mention in your tweet.
The reply icon will be grayed out for those who can’t reply to you, but they’ll still be able to view, like, retweet, and share your tweet.
Twitter has been testing the setting since May of this year to a limited group of users.
“Twitter is for public conversation. While giving people more control over who replies to their Tweet, others still need to be able to see various perspectives. Twitter will keep working on making it easier for people to find the entire discussion through Retweets with Comments,” said Twitter. – Rappler.com