The new feature of Twitter will enable users to test who can answer their tweets #Article


Twitter's product manager announced last year that his team was exploring the possibility of allowing users to limit their tweet audience.

"I'm very interested in exploring how we could give more control to customers. Where ephemerality is just one of those dimensions, I think there are other dimensions that, while we can get excited and talk about ephemerality because there are lots of other standards of how other apps do that, I think other dimensions, such as control over who can see or control over who can participate, are really cr

And Twitter now seems to have enabled that. Twitter's director of product management Suzanne Xie displayed a process that is currently under development in a presentation at CES. By this, users can monitor the audience from the composer window for every post.

The new settings will include General–everyone can respond to a tweet, Community–People you follow or include will reply to the tweet, Panel–Only the people you mention in a tweet would be able to reply to that tweet, and Claim–Nobody would be able to reply.

It is expected to release this new process later this year. Because people have difficulty with live chats through tweets, this change would be helpful according to Beykpour.

"It's really pretty hard to have a fire-side chat when you've got a billion people screaming into your ear. Like, imagine we've had tens of thousands of people in the studio with us right now, talking to each other in our ears as we talked."

Through restricting replied only to those listed, people could have interview-style conversations that can be perfect for live chats or celebrity interviews that are mostly cluttered with spam responses. They can also initially restrict responses to the interviewee mentioned, and later open the conversation to other followers.

Individuals who host Twitter chats will take advantage of those limitations. Through restricting responses to followers only, if those people want to engage in the discussion, they can get new people to follow in.

While many would argue this runs counter to the' public square' mentality of Twitter, wherever you get a say in a conversation but with all the secondary noise during discussions, the move will make it easier for people to communicate better.

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