Social media platform Twitter on Thursday announced that it is working on a new feature to let users unmention themselves from any tweet. The company said that this option will further help in tackling online harassment on its platform.
Currently, it is in the testing stage and available only for select users. In addition to that, unmentioning is possible only on the web and not in the Twitter app yet, at least till a wider rollout begins.
Users with this feature can simply tap on the three-dot menu button on the tweet where you are mentioned, and select “get you out of this conversation.” After selecting this, a pop-up will appear explaining that leaving the conversation will untag you in the replies but your username will still appear.
Once unmentioned, the same user cannot mention you in that tweet thread again. Unmentioned users’ Twitter handle will turn grey and their profile can no longer be opened directly from that tweet. They will also stop receiving any notification about that thread.
Recently Twitter has also announced that it will begin testing the edit feature later this year. Initially, editing tweets will be available only for users with a Twitter Blue subscription. The company said that this feature was under development since last year.