After a closed testing period, Twitter has begun to offer one of its most interesting tools to date in a generalized way, with which we may limit the response capacity of the rest of the users of the social network in our messages. And it is that everyone knows that, although the anonymity offered by the Internet can bring out a less pleasant side of people, Twitter usually accumulates one of the most controversial communities.
The intention behind this is to allow users can control the course of their own conversations, avoiding resorting to major actions such as blocking other users while decentralizing part of the work and control from Twitter.
The options are quite simple, they slightly resemble similar options on Facebook: everyone can reply, only the people you follow can reply, or only those you mention can reply, the latter being used so that no one can reply in the case of that the publication does not mention anyone.
Best of all, this new tool comes already integrated automatically with the application update itself, with a really simple operation:
- Without having to activate any option previously, to find the response limitation option we will only have to open a new tweet.
- By default, a small icon will appear below the text box along with the phrase “Anyone can answer”.
- By clicking on this option, we can see the three available options (depending on whether it is in Twitter for the web or on a mobile device, you will see a drop-down menu or a pop-up window).
- Once we have selected the limitation option, we will only have to publish our tweet.
In addition, according to Twitter itself, it is a way for users to find tweets with limited response are four times more likely to see retweets with comments, which can generate more conversations on a topic.