Twitter Testing Hide Replies Feature in US & Japan

Twitter has launched a test for its users in the US and Japan where they can now hide irrelevant replies in their tweets and have more positive conversations.

People mostly hide answers that they think are irrelevant, abusive or unintentional.

Twitter said in a blog post on Thursday, “With this test, we want to understand how conversations on Twitter change if the person initiating the conversation can hide the answer.”

Micro-blogging platforms are being investigated to fight abuse and harassment on its platform.

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To hide a reply, users in the US and Japan can now click on a gray downward arrow at the right corner of a tweet and then click an option that says “Hide reply.”

Users can also ignore a reply and an icon at the bottom right of a tweet will indicate if a reply has been hidden.

Twitter has other features such as blocking, muting keywords, and accounts to notification filters for users globally.

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“We noticed that when their tweet was hidden, people were more likely to reconsider their interactions: 27 percent of those tweeting their tweet said they would reconsider how they interact with others in the future . ”

If you tap to hide a tweet, Twitter will check with you if you want to block that account.

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