Twitter is reportedly set to allow users to control who mentions them – this new development is coming as a new version of the controls was recently sighted by an app engineer and researcher.
Twitter Reportedly Set To Allow Users Control Who Mentions Them
Users soon could have more control over who can mention them on Twitter. App researcher and engineer Jane Manchun Wong sighted a version of an unreleased Twitter feature that allows you to control just about who can and cannot mention you in their tweets.
Wong alongside a screenshot of the feature as earlier reported by The Verge tweeted “Twitter is working on letting you control who can mention you on Twitter.”
The New Control Feature Will Give Users Three Options
The control will give users three options and they are; allow anyone on the app to mention you, only people you follow can mention you or no one can mention you. And by default on Twitter, anyone can mention you in tweets.
This set of controls would be a major shift that could help to fight harassment on the platform simply by stopping people from mentioning others in harmful tweets. It also could prevent people from having friendlier conversations with others.
This Feature Is the Latest Twitter Tested Out In 2022
This feature is the latest that Twitter reportedly tested out in 2022. Back in May, the social media platform started testing out a feature that gives users control over who can and cannot see their tweets. And in July also, the social media platform started to test out a status label feature. Twitter also started to test an edit button back in September before it rolled out the feature to subscribers in the United States in the early parts of October.