After years of user requests, Twitter is finally testing a way to control who responds to your Tweets. For applicable users, Tweet draft will have a reply-permissions button, which gives the option to restrict replies to only people that you follow or only people who are mentioned in the Tweet.
If you’re popular on Twitter, then you can use reply-permissions to keep out the “Reply Guy” while still keeping your conversation public. People who aren’t included in your conversation can still Like or Retweet your posts—they just can’t reply.
A new way to have a convo with exactly who you want. We’re starting with a small % globally, so keep your 👀 out to see it in action. pic.twitter.com/pV53mvjAVT
— Twitter (@Twitter) May 20, 2020
Twitter will start testing reply-permissions globally today, so it may take some time for the change to come to your account.