Twitter is testing ‘hide replies’ feature in the US and Japan

Twitter hide replies

After testing the feature in Canada earlier this year, Twitter is now expanding the availability of its “hide replies” feature to people in the United States and Japan.

The feature allows users to hide replies on their tweets but still gives other users the option to view hidden tweets if they want to.

According to Twitter, this practice allows users to have more control over their conversations while maintaining a level of transparency on the platform.

From the initial test, Twitter noted that “people mostly hide replies that they think are irrelevant, abusive or unintelligible”. The company also found the 27% of people whose tweets were hidden felt the need to “reconsider how they interact with others”.

“We’re interested to see if these trends continue, and if new ones emerge, as we expand our test to Japan and the US,” Twitter further noted.

While this feature can hide undesirable replies, in August the company launched a feature that allows users to keep up with replies as well.

Perhaps we will soon be able to hide replies, follow replies, and maybe even snooze replies on the platform.

Feature image: Twitter

Shereesa Moodley


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