Twitter Unveils Plans to Limit Replies


Suzanne Xie, Twitter’s director of product management, let the world know about one of Twitter’s upcoming downgrades: restrictions on conversation.

More specifically, users will be able to control the conversation around what they tweet. On the compose screen, users will be presented four options: Global, Group, Panel, and Statement. From The Verge article:

Xie says Twitter is adding a new setting for “conversation participants” right on the compose screen. It has four options: “Global, Group, Panel, and Statement.” Global lets anybody reply, Group is for people you follow and mention, Panel is people you specifically mention in the tweet, and Statement simply allows you to post a tweet and receive no replies. (No word on whether Statement also automatically formats your tweet as a classic iPhone Notes app apology, but it should.)

Sources / Relevant Material

  1. The Verge "Twitter will put options to limit replies directly on the compose screen" by Dieter Bohn (8 Jan 2020)
  2. TechCrunch "Twitter's new reply blockers could let Trump hide critics" by Josh Constine (8 Jan 2020)
  3. Computing Forever - BitChute Video "The Death of Conversation: Twitter's Ridiculous New Feature" (10 Jan 2020)