Twitter’s Newest Feature Keeps the “Reply Guy” Out of Public Conversations

The Twitter logo silencing others.
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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.

Twitter will start testing reply-permissions globally today, so it may take some time for the change to come to your account.

Source: Twitter

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