A brand new Twitter function which permits customers to conceal replies to their tweets is set to launch this June.
Twitter was noticed engaged on this function again in February. A consultant from Twitter later confirmed it might quickly be rolling out publically.
A weblog publish revealed by the corporate this week reveals that the ‘hide tweets’ function shall be accessible in June:
“Starting in June, we’ll be experimenting with ways to give people more control over their conversations by giving them an option to hide replies to their Tweets.”
As the announcement states, the choice to conceal tweets shall be an experiment at first. So it could be tweaked or scrapped altogether based mostly on how customers react to it.
The present plan is to enable customers to conceal replies to their very own tweets in order to hold conversations “healthy.”
When a consumer hides a tweet it will likely be hidden for all different Twitter customers, which is totally different from the block and mute capabilities that solely change the expertise of the blocker.
However, it will likely be clearly indicated when a tweet is hidden and different customers will even have the choice to reveal the tweet manually.
The announcement of this function didn’t come with out controversy, with some customers arguing its a type of censorship and different customers saying it will probably assist hold trolls at bay.
It must be famous that hiding tweets is a much less excessive measure than outright deleting them, which is the answer provided by different networks like Facebook and Instagram.
Twitter is underneath strain proper now to repair its rampant abuse drawback. Time will inform if hiding tweets finally ends up altering something for the higher.