How to hide replies on twitter? Twitter has finally rolled out its ‘Hide Replies’ feature globally, which lets users hide replies they think are irrelevant, off-topic, or annoying and are changing the course of the discussion on the platform.
Now users can hide replies that digress from the original discussion that helps users “feel safe and comfortable while talking on Twitter”. It gives you more control over the conversations.
How to hide replies on twitter?
Twitter has rolled out a new feature that will allow users to hide hateful, abusive and harassing replies. The micro-blogging site has enabled users to hide replies to their tweets.
As per the statement of the micro-blogging platform, everyone on Twitter now has the option to “hide replies” on their tweets, also the feature has already tested and found very handy for users.
It is found that people mostly hide replies they think are irrelevant, off-topic, or annoying, and 85% of the people who hid replies were not using the block or mute option.
The option to hide replies that may be offensive, hateful or racist in nature has rolled out globally recently on iOS, Android, Twitter Lite and twitter.com.
Hidden replies can still be peeked at and engaged with by tapping a gray icon that will appear, but they will no longer be active parts of the main exchange that sprang from a tweet, according to Twitter.
Twitter will also be looking at new controls, including options around who can reply to or see certain conversations, to see if those would lead to healthier discussions. Those changes could prove to be even more pivotal than hiding replies.
How does the new Twitter ‘Hide Replies’ feature work?
How to hide replies on twitter?
# Anyone can choose to hide replies to their Tweets. Everyone can see and engage with hidden replies by tapping the grey icon that will appear on the Tweets.
# When a reply is hidden, it won’t actually be removed from the thread, but will be placed under an additional barrier that requires a user to click-through to access the underlying content.
# This way, users will have more control over the conversations they start but people can still see the entire conversation. It is not the equivalent of a delete button but hides replies behind an icon.
# If your followers still want to see the hidden replies, they can press the icon and view those.
It is found that some people did not want to hide replies due to fear of retaliation as the icon remains visible also Twitter would continue to get feedback on the issue.
Twitter will also check with users who use the feature whether they want to block the replier.
The company said it was also working on new controls and more clarity around the rules of conversation spaces. It will soon launch a new ‘hide replies endpoint’ so developers can build additional conversation management tools.
Actually this would allow users to help soften the impact of replies that they object to.
The feature, which has previously tested in the United States, Canada, and Japan, is part of Twitter’s efforts to clean up abusive content and make the social media platform more user-friendly.