Twitter now lets users hide replies to their tweets

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In September the platform began letting users hide away unwanted direct messages, providing a new tool to stymie abuse.

Twitter on Thursday began letting users hide tweeted replies that could be seen as abusive or harassing in the latest effort by the online platform to create a more welcoming environment.

Hidden replies can still be peeked at and engaged with by tapping a gray icon that will appear, but they will no longer be active parts of the main exchange that sprang from a tweet, according to Twitter. Testing showed that it is a useful tool for managing the back-and-forth exchanges tweets can inspire, according to Twitter.

“We’re exploring more options around who can reply to or see specific conversations, and are testing engagement changes to see if these lead to healthier discussions,” Twitter said.The hide-away feature is rolling out globally at twitter.com and in updates to the Twitter mobile app.

 

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