Twitter has been testing new conversation settings for quite a while and now, the social network is rolling them out to all users. Starting today, everyone will be able to use these settings so unwanted replies don’t get in the way of meaningful conversations.
With Twitter’s new conversation settings, users can choose from three options before sending out a Tweet i.e. 1) everyone (default setting), 2) only people you follow, or 3) only people you mention.
If a user chooses option 2 or 3, the Tweet will be labelled and the reply icon will be grayed out for people who can’t reply, although they will still be able to view, Retweet, Retweet with Comment, share, and like these Tweets.
Interesting new Twitter feature lets you limit who can reply to your tweets.
— Vancouver International Airport (YVR) (@yvrairport)
Twitter says the new settings help some people feel safer by protecting them from spam and abuse and that the change could lead to more meaningful conversations on Twitter.