An replace to Twitter’s iOS app lets all customers restrict who can reply to their tweets. Twitter has been experimenting with this characteristic since May, however now appears to be rolling out it extra broadly.
“In Might, we examined a brand new strategy to have a chat with precisely who you need, so you possibly can create and eat extra significant modifications,” says the update text on the App Retailer. “Now, everybody can do this new characteristic and select who can reply to their tweets.”
To make use of the characteristic, customers merely faucet a field above the keyboard when composing a tweet that claims “Everybody can reply.” They will then select between three choices: everybody can reply to their tweet, solely folks they comply with can reply, and solely folks they point out can reply. Selecting one choice doesn’t make that the default for future tweets.
The characteristic has been considered one of Twitter’s extra attention-grabbing modifications in latest months, creating new memes and ways to talk on the platform. The characteristic will be an effective way to keep away from harassment, however it will also be used to restrict conversations in a method that feels counterintuitive to Twitter’s most simple features.
It’s not clear if the characteristic can be now out there to customers of Twitter’s Android app, or if it’s out there to all Twitter internet customers. We’ve reached out to the corporate to search out out and can replace this story if we hear extra.