Twitter update: Users can soon control who can tag them in tweets - Check details
Twitter update: The feature will let you control who can mention you, like people you follow, everyone, or no one at all.
Twitter update: The popular micro-blogging site Twitter is reportedly working on a big new feature that will allow users to control who can mention them in their tweets, not letting anyone to tag or mention your Twitter handle with their posts unless you want them to.
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According to IANS report, the feature, when it arrives, will make a fundamental shift in how people mention and tag others with their posts on the platform. App researcher Jane Manchun Wong first spotted the test version of the feature, saying Twitter is working on letting you control who can mention you on Twitter.
Twitter privacy designer Dominic Camozzi confirmed that the feature is in the works but later deleted the tweet. The feature will let you control who can mention you, like people you follow, everyone, or no one at all. The feature will prevent Twitter users from bullying or harassment, the report added.
In August, the company launched Twitter Circle that allows people a flexibility to choose who can see and engage with their content on a Tweet-by-Tweet basis. This makes it easier to have more intimate conversations and build closer connections with select followers.
Before you post on Twitter, you'll now see an option to share your Tweet with either your circle or your full followers list. Circles can contain up to 150 people, and you can adjust who's in and who's out at any time. "Don't worry, no one will be notified of any changes you make to your circle," said Twitter.
Also, Twitter is asking users to verify their birthdates for viewing sensitive content. According to TechCrunch, the micro-blogging site is gradually rolling out a feature to restrict sensitive tweets unless users have a birthdate attached to their accounts and are over 18.
Several users noted that the microblogging platform had asked them to mention their birthdates for seeing specific tweets over the past few days.
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