Twitter announced new institutions on Wednesday evening. In a global test, a “small percentage” of users can already use the new features, the company said.
Twitter users can control whether anyone can respond publicly to their tweets, or just their followers, or just people they specifically mentioned in a tweet. If no one is mentioned in a tweet, no one can comment. It is then still possible for other users to retweet or like that tweet.
According to Twitter, the options are to “make it easier to have meaningful conversations.” “You choose who can participate in your conversation.” The settings can also help users if they are constantly harassed in comments on their tweets. It was possible to hide answers to tweets since last year.