It is not long back when Twitter announced its plan to launch a feature that would allow the users to hide all the replies which are not appropriate for the conversation and didn’t contribute much in that. Now, Twitter – one of the most used social media platforms, has announced that its ‘hide replies’ feature is all set to be launched in the month of June.
Twitter is looking at this change as an experiment which will either help the platform to change for the good or will not be accepted by the users. It all depends on the feedback of the users. In simpler words, these hide replies won’t be entirely or completely silenced but it would be made more difficult to view and would require an extra click to view them.
“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. Block and mute only change the experience of the blocker, and report only works for the content that violates our policies,” according to Michelle Yasmeen Haq –Twitter’s PM of Health. “With this (Hide Replies) 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.”
With the announcement of this new feature, Twitter aims at the creation of healthier chain services by cutting down the abuse and spam. For the future aspect, Twitter is planning to introduce many safety-related services and features so that the users can feel safer while communicating on the platform. With its future plans, Twitter will make it easier for its users to share specifications about the abuse along with a better understanding of the debuting rules.