Twitter Adding 'Conversation Participants' Option to Limit Replies to Tweets

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At CES, Twitter's director of product management Suzanne Xie outlined some new features that are coming to the social network, and The Verge has shared details on what we can expect.

In the future, Twitter will add a "conversation participants" option on the screen where a tweet is composed. Twitter users will be able to choose between four options: Global, Group, Panel, and Statement.

The Global feature will let anyone reply, while Group will limit replies to people a Twitter user follows and mentions. Panel will allow people specifically mentioned in a tweet to reply, and Statement will presumably disable replies all together.

As The Verge points out, this will allow Twitter users to limit the spread of their tweets with a middle ground between public and private.

Twitter is also planning to add a specific conversation view that puts all of a conversation on a single screen, making it easy to sort through different tweets and their replies.

Other features in the works include list display customization, prompts for following topics, and options to make it easier to find lists.

There's no word on when these new features might come to Twitter, but the conversation participants option is slated to be added this year.

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25 weeks ago
Cool, because Twitter didn't have enough of an echo chamber effect before.
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25 weeks ago
Twitter rolling out features to appease the ❄❄❄ community. It’s bad enough website and forums already crack down on this sort of stuff, now Twitter is joining the chorus of protecting those who can’t handle criticisms, other points of view, etc.
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25 weeks ago


Twitter rolling out features to appease the ❄❄❄ community. It’s bad enough website and forums already crack down on this sort of stuff, now Twitter is joining the chorus of protecting those who can’t handle criticisms, other points of view, etc.

Very ironic that you've been triggered by this ??? you ok ❄❄❄?
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25 weeks ago
the anti-social network
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25 weeks ago
So people can make a false and stupid statements and have no replies to contend with their little world view bubble.

I have twitter and I want to like it but man it’s hard.
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25 weeks ago


Glad to know they're adding a feature that nobody asked for and taking away free speech, meaning that people could no longer @ a company and criticize them for a bad product or service.

If I understand correctly, this has zero effect on your ability to @ a company, only on your ability to reply to some of their tweets (if they set that particular tweet to one of these new modes).
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