Twitter lets United States users hide replies in their threads

Twitter lets United States users hide replies in their threads

If someone else wants to see the tweets that the thread initiator hid from the reply stream, they can tap an icon to the far right of the original tweet.

On Thursday, Twitter launched its "Hidden Replies" feature created to give users more control over their experience on the platform.

The platform's test of the tool in Canada has been encouraging.

Critics argue that the function could also give bad actors the ability to hide useful tweets, such as those debunking false information.

In a blog post published Thursday, Twitter stated that the function is most often utilized by those seeking to hide "irrelevant, abusive, or unintelligible" replies. An author can also view a hidden reply and unhide it.

Twitter introduced a controversial "Hide Replies" feature in July this year, giving users on its platform greater control over the conversations started by them.

Twitter lets United States users hide replies in their threads
Twitter lets United States users hide replies in their threads

Twitter users in the U.S. and Japan exhausted of seeing hurtful or irrelevant remarks on their tweets now have a new tool: hiding replies.

Twitter is testing a way to let you hide replies to your tweets.

Twitter is testing out a "hide replies" feature for all US users, which promises to help stop harassment and spam from entering your Twitter conversations.

"Those who used the tool thought it was a helpful way to control what they saw, similar to when keywords are muted". It is important to note that this does not delete the other person's tweet, instead their tweet is hidden from view from anyone who views your tweet that the user replied to.

Twitter said it was now expanding its test area to determine if the "Hide Replies" feature will continue to be met with positive feedback from users.


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