Twitter is a platform well known for its very immersive and intense conversations that can sometimes get toxic to some degree. Well, the platform now wants to save from bumping into chats that you might not want. This is through a new feature that will allow users to get the vibe of a conversation before they join in.
Dubbed ‘prompts’, the feature is currently being tested among a select number of users. It is designed to appear below certain tweets on the platform so that users can spot them before diving into the replies.
The social media company has also provided examples to show the new prompts that appear right in the middle of a conversation with the message, “Conversations like this can be intense.”
The feature was announced via its official Support handle.” We’re testing prompts on Android and iOS that give you a heads up if the convo you’re about to enter could get heated or intense”, Twitter said.
Ever want to know the vibe of a conversation before you join in? We’re testing prompts on Android and iOS that give you a heads up if the convo you’re about to enter could get heated or intense.
This is a work in progress as we learn how to better support healthy conversation. pic.twitter.com/x6Nsn3HPu1
— Twitter Support (@TwitterSupport) October 6, 2021
According to the social media network, the criteria to decide which conversations qualify for the prompt may change after the testing phase. Twitter adds that it may consider the tweet topic and the relationship between the Tweet author and replier in displaying the prompt. However, it’s still not clear when the feature will be fully rolling out.
In another initiative, Twitter is eyeing to test new social privacy-related features to provide users control over their follower lists. The social privacy tools include details such as a person’s list of followers, the tweets they like, and whether their accounts are public or private.