Twitter is working out a new feature to let users restrict who can reply to their tweets on the social media platform. The corporation introduced the update at the CES 2020 event in Las Vegas on Wednesday, TechCrunch reported.
The users will be able to select who can reply to their tweets based on four levels. These include Global — everyone on Twitter can respond, Group — solely the people adopted by the person can answer, Panel — only these tagged within the specific tweet, Statement — nobody can reply.
The feature is assumed to be rolled out by March.
“We want to assist people to feel safe taking part in the conversation on Twitter by providing them more control over the conversations they start,” the corporate said on Twitter.
The San-Fransisco based company has been experimenting with new options to fight harassment on its platform for some time. In November last year, the company carried out a characteristic to let customers cover sure replies to their tweets.
Twitter is also funding an independent team to construct a decentralized standard for social media, to combat “modern-day challenges facing social media, including abuse and false information,” the corporate’s CEO Jack Dorsey announced in December.
Politicians could limit the replies to just their followers, making it seem to be that there’s standard support for their policies, the publication noted.