Twitter Launches Hide Replies Feature Now – Globally

Twitter has finally updated a new feature named “Hide Replies” globally, which let users hide replies they think are irrelevant, off-topic, annoying, and changing the course of the discussion on the platform.
This Hide Replies option for Twitter may be offensive, hateful or racist has rolled out globally in iOS, Android, Twitter Life, and, the micro-blogging platform said.
This feature was designed to balance the conversation on Twitter application by putting the original poster back in control of which replies to their tweets remain visible. Hide Replies has been one of Twitter’s more controversial features. While no replies deleted from Twitter, the user chooses to hide them then they placed behind an extra click. That means the trolling, insulting, irrelevant or disagreeable comments don’t get to dominate the conversation.
“To give you more control over the conversations you start, we tested the option for you to hide replies to your Tweets. We learned that this feature is very useful to manage your conversations. Today we are making this available to everyone globally”, said Twitter.
Twitter’s Hide Replies Feature
• People mostly hide replies that they think are irrelevant, abusive or unintelligible.
• People were more likely to reconsider their interactions when their tweet was hidden.
• Maximum 27% of people using their tweets hidden said, reconsider how they interact with others in the future.
Ultimately, the feature was found to be useful in helping people have better conversations.
This also found to be effective when used against tweets that deterred from the user’s original intent. Users viewing the tweet thread will have the option to manually reveal hidden replies.

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