Soon Twitter will allow users to control who can mention them in tweets

App researcher and engineer Jane Manchun Wong discovered that Twitter is working on a new feature that will allow users to control who can mention them.

Estimated reading time: 0 minutes, 56 seconds

Highlights

  • Users will be able to choose to allow anyone or only people who follow them to mention them on Twitter.
  • This feature could help users to prevent harassment or discrimination on Twitter.
  • The company released a feature in 2020 that allows users to limit who can reply to their tweets.

App researcher and engineer Jane Manchun Wong have discovered that Twitter is working on a new feature that will allow users to block and control who can mention them. According to a report by The Verge, Twitter privacy designer Dominic Camozzi also confirmed the feature is being developed in a now-deleted tweet and requested community feedback.

The screenshot posted by Jane Manchun Wong reveals that users can choose to allow anyone or only people who follow them to mention them on the social media platform. It also has an option to turn off mentions completely. Further, this feature will provide a tool that could help users to prevent harassment or discrimination on Twitter.

The company has also released tools in the past that limit the number of people that can reply to a specific tweet. For the unaware, Twitter released a feature back in 2020 that allows users to limit who can reply to a tweet to people they follow or mention on the tweet. There is a new Twitter Circle feature as well that lets users select who can view the tweet.

Thank you for reading OnlyTech! For the latest tech news, follow us on Twitter, Google News, Telegram and Facebook. For the latest videos on gadgets and tech, subscribe to our YouTube channel.

Avatar of Sumit Roy
Sumit Roy

News Reporter

Sumit loves to cover news about Windows PCs, Android, Smart Devices, and more. When not in front of a computer, you can always find him experimenting with electronic devices.

Forum replies (484)Comments (0)

Loading new replies...

Twitter users yet again bring injunctions under scanner

London, May 22 : The controversy of injunction for celebrities got yet another hike when thousands of people posted messages on Twitter claiming to identify an EPL footballer who is taking legal actions against the site.

The married player, who is referred to as CTB in court documents, is said to have had a 'sexual relationship' with Imogen Thomas, a former contestant on the Big Brother reality TV show.

The legal bid comes after a Twitter user identified a number of people said to have taken out gagging orders, fuelling the privacy debate and highlighting the difficulty of enforcing injunctions. An estimated two million people are believed to have seen the list.

Scores of users were also claiming to identify a woman alleged to have had an affair with former Royal Bank of Scotland chief executive Sir Fred Goodwin.

Christie-Miller, who sat on a committee headed by Lord Neuberger to review the use of super-injunctions, said the courts and parliament had to work out how to balance privacy with freedom of expression.

"We have a media culture at the moment which is very invasive, a tabloid culture. It's right that many things are published but there has to be a balance between publishing rights and privacy rights," scotsman.com quoted Miller as saying.

--ANI

Reply 1 Like

click to expand...

Twitter Buys Online Ad Company

Twitter, which has made generating ad revenue one of its priorities, has acquired AdGrok, a company whose software is designed to simplify the creation and management of campaigns using Google's AdWords search advertising service.As of Tuesday AdGrok has stopped accepting new customers. It will shut down its AdWords management business and wipe out its servers by June 30, focusing entirely on enhancing Twitter's online advertising technology.

"On June 30th, we will also unlink all customers from the AdGrok Google accounts and securely delete our databases. Performance data and campaign structures from AdGrok customers will not be shared with Twitter," the company wrote in a blog post.

Based in San Francisco, AdGrok was founded last year and was backed financially by early-stage investment company Y Combinator.

The AdGrok technology will likely find its way into Twitter's Promoted Tweets ad service, which is similar in concept to Google's AdWords. Promoted Tweets are Twitter posts crafted for advertising that appear in Twitter search results when they contain a search query keyword. Advertisers pay Twitter for Promoted Tweets when end users perform a specific action as a result of the post, such as clicking on it, re-tweeting it, replying to it or labeling it as a "favorite."

Reply 1 Like

click to expand...

Subscribe
Notify of
guest

484 Comments
Newest
Oldest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

Visit our forums

Join the discussions with thousands of active members who share the same interests as you and learn something new...