Twitter on Thursday started letting customers “hide” tweeted replies that could possibly be seen as abusive or harassing within the newest effort by the net platform to create an extra welcoming setting.
The transfer is a part of an effort to assist customers “feel safe and comfortable while talking on Twitter,” head of product administration Suzanne Xie stated.
According to Twitter, Hidden replies can nonetheless be peeked at and engaged with by tapping a grey icon that can seem, however they may now not be energetic components of the primary alternate that sprang from a tweet.
The San Francisco-based company earlier this year introduced the option to hide replies to tweets in some countries, an option that promised to help foster more reasonable online conversations.
Testing showed that it is a useful tool for managing the back-and-forth exchanges tweets can inspire, according to Twitter.
During testing, hidden tweets were typically considered “irrelevant, off-topic, or annoying,” Xie said.
The hide-away feature is rolling out globally at twitter.com and in updates to the Twitter mobile app.
Twitter separately in September began letting users hide away unwanted direct messages, providing a new tool to stymie abuse.
Twitter users who receive direct messages from people they don´t follow on the platform are able to have such missives automatically routed to a secondary folder.