Twitter will launch a reply-hiding feature in June as part of its latest moderation push

Twitter has announced that it will be “experimenting” with a new feature that will let users hide replies to their tweets starting in June, as noted by TechCrunch. The feature — which will essentially let users moderate conversations in replies to their tweets — was first noted by app researcher Jane Manchun Wong earlier this year.

Assuming the feature is similar to the originally announced version, it would let users collapse replies to their tweets, hiding them from immediate view (although the tweets would still be there, visible to anyone who wishes to manually expand them). There’s a lot of potential good this feature could provide. For example, it could give users the power to hide trolls who seek to derail conversations online.


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