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Twitter working on feature that will allow users to change who can reply to their published Tweets

Twitter is testing a feature that will allow users to change who can reply to their tweets after they have published them.

twitter-logoYasmin Ahmed | June 8, 2021 | Updated 17:21 IST
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Highlights

  • Twitter, in August 2020, launched a feature that allows users to limit who can reply to their tweets, while they are composing it.
  • Now Twitter seems to be working on a feature that will allow users to restrict who replies to their tweets after they have published the tweet.
  • Twitter is also accepting requests for verified accounts or blue badges.

Twitter might soon introduce a feature that could allow users to change who can reply to their tweets once they have been published. Reverse engineer Jane Manchun Wong spotted the feature. The screenshots shared by Wong show the feature "change who can reply." Users might also get an option for not letting anyone reply to their tweet. Twitter is currently testing the feature.

In August 2020, Twitter announced a feature where users can limit who replies to their Tweets. Users can access this feature and select who can reply to their tweets by selecting options from Everyone can reply, "people you follow" and "Only people you mention"

The difference between the two features only seems to be the time when a user is publishing a tweet. The existing feature lets users select who can reply to their tweets while they are still composing the tweet while the feature which Wong spotted, which is said to be in testing mode, will let users select users after they have mentioned the tweet. Twitter's aim at rolling out this feature was to give users more control of who can reply and weed out unwanted replies. The feature also helps keep trolls at bay.

Wong also noted that Twitter was working on its pay-for-post Super Follows feature that will allow "super followers" to pay Twitter users for more content. Wong has noted that for the Super Follows feature to work, users might have to fulfill the following criteria. Twitter aims to build more specific communities around specific topics with the pay-for-post feature.

"Twitter is working on the Super Follows application. Requirements: Have at least 10,000 followers have posted at least 25 Tweets in the past 30 days and be at least 18 years old," Wong said in the tweet. Wong also noted a list of content categories that Super Follows users would choose from to describe their content. "Notably, 'Adult content' and 'OnlyFans' are mentioned in the category and platform sections," the app researcher informed.

Twitter has also started accepting requests for verified accounts or the one with blue ticks for eligible people who belong to the following -- government, companies, brands and organizations, news outlets and journalists, entertainment, sports and gaming, activists, organizers, and other influential individuals.

Twitter users can go to the verification application in the Account Settings where they will be asked to provide their identity details. If approved, Twitter will start showing the blue badge on the user's profile if the application is approved. Users can reapply after 30 days if they are denied the verification or the blue badge.

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