24 September 2021
Twitter has announced a new feature that it will start testing with the intention of ensuring that conversations on the platform are in line with guidelines. It will primarily warn users before they engage in a conversation that can turn out to be heated or intense. The feature will be available for both Android and iOS users.
It will simply show a prompt saying, "Heads Up: Conversations like this can be intense". It will be visible right below the concerned tweet so that you do not miss it. A user can tap on the prompt to get information regarding what it is. It shows the message, "Let's look out for each other" followed by three main guidelines: Remember the human, Facts matter, and Diverse perspectives have value.
If you are wondering how Twitter will judge whether a conversation could be intense, here is what it has to say,
"The criteria we use to determine which conversations will show this prompt may change as we learn from this test. We may consider the Tweet topic and the relationship between the Tweet author and replier. It’s an early test, so we may not get it right every time."
Since the feature is part of early testing, there is a chance that not everyone might see it right away. Your best chance to know if you have got receive it is to look for the prompt when you are replying to a conversation.