Security 18 Feb
Limited character-based social media platform Twitter continues to bring improvements and new features to the platform. Just recently we saw limited profile viewing under testing and now it seems the micro-blogging website is working on a way to moderate replies to tweet. How many times did you wanted to have authority to delete replies to your tweets that you feel are not healthy for the discussion?
Well on one side this might seem a great addon, many celebrities or officials could use this feature to curb down the voices to be raised that they feel are not in line with their mantra. So to maintain a balance is the aim of Twitter.
Twitter confirmed on Thursday that it is working on a feature to ‘hide’ the tweets. The feature was earlier discovered by Jane Manchun Wong and made a statement,
"Twitter is testing replies moderation," and "It lets you hide replies under your tweets while providing an option to show the hidden replies."
The feature was then discussed by Twitter senior program manager Michelle Yasmeen Haq, sharing,
"People who start interesting conversations on Twitter are really important to us, and we want to empower them to make the conversations they start as healthy as possible by giving them some control,"
The feature allows the person who started the conversation to hide the comments under his tweets though along with those hidden tweets, there would be a button to ‘unhide’ them so that the community could still access them in case they want to see what’s hidden.
While this would not allow unwanted replies to get the limelight, it would still be struck a balance in the community to have that reply still out there published and not getting deleted. She shared in a statement,
"We already see people trying to keep their conversations healthy by using block, mute, and report, but these tools don't always address the issue," and also "With this feature, the person who started a conversation could choose to hide replies to their tweets. The hidden replies would be viewable by others through a menu option."
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