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Twitter may soon rollout unmention feature to let users leave a conversation

As the name suggests, the feature would let users untag or leave a conversation where they have been wrongly tagged.

Story highlights
  • Twitter seems to be working on a lot of interesting features to enhance the user's experience.
  • The latest feature that the micro-blogging site is reportedly working on is an “unmention” feature.
  • Twitter privacy designer Dominic Camozzi provided a glimpse of the new feature that he is working on.

Twitter seems to be working on a lot of interesting features to enhance the user's experience. The latest feature that the micro-blogging site is reportedly working on is an "unmention" feature. As the name suggests, the feature would let users untag or leave a conversation where they have been wrongly tagged. Twitter privacy designer Dominic Camozzi provided a glimpse of the new feature that he is working on.

Sharing the screenshot of the feature, Dominic wrote, "Sometimes you want to talk, and sometimes you just ... don't. Check out these early concepts that could help control unwanted attention on Twitter. Feedback, especially at this beginning stage, is invited (and wanted)! Unmention yourself. I want to make it easier to untag yourself from a Tweet or conversation you don't want to be involved in. Just pick "Unmention yourself from this conversation" from the more info menu and the link to your profile will be removed."

So this basically means that you can remove your name from a tweet where you have been tagged. Interestingly, if somebody who you don't follow mentions you in a tweet, you will get a notification. If you decide to unmention yourself, this will stop the person from mentioning you ever again in the future. In addition to this, you can also restrict certain accounts from mentioning you and pause your mentions for a day or a week.

Dominic further added that users will start receiving notifications when they are mentioned too many times. They can review the tweets and change settings to stop the situation from escalating further.

The feature that is being tested would help in stopping harassment on Twitter. Users will be able to choose who mentions them and will also be able to remove their tag from a tweet that is either abusive or has nothing to do with the user. Now there is one thing that remains unclear. If Twitter decides to launch this feature, will it be available to all the users or will it be limited to the Twitter Blue subscription? Only Twitter can reveal what it plans to do with this feature. A lot of features like the Undo button is only available to the Blue subscribers. In India, the subscription pack is priced at Rs 267 per month. However, the feature is yet to be rolled out in the country.