The feature is currently being tested out by a small group of users.
Twitter has announced it’s currently testing out a feature that would allow users to limit who can reply to their tweets.
Through their official blog, Twitter shared that the feature would be an extension to the options it’s been working on to “give people more control over their conversations”.
Users will be able to limit replies on their tweets by doing the following:
- Compose their tweet and @mention those they wish to reply.
- Tap on the permissions settings and select either “everyone”, “people you follow” or “only people you mention” from the list of those who can reply.
Once an option has been selected, the reply function will be greyed out to all those who don’t match the selected group. When they try to reply, a notification will pop up, informing them of the restrictions placed on the tweet.
Despite not being able to reply, all users will still be able to view, like and retweet the tweet.
As of now, the feature is being tested by a limited group of Android, iOS and desktop users. As such, there has been no word of when – or if – it will see a wider, global rollout.