Twitter will allow you to depart a dialog by ‘unmentioning’


Twitter is rolling out a function to allow you to depart a dialog on Twitter with what the corporate calls “Unmentioning.” The corporate introduced this on Twitter saying “we’re experimenting with Unmentioning—a approach that can assist you defend your peace and take away your self from conversations—accessible on Internet for a few of you now.”

What’s unmentioning. Unmentioning is a approach to take away your self from an ongoing Twitter dialog with out speaking to the individuals on that dialog that you just left. We’re all caught on these threads on Twitter that might not be related to us or would possibly simply be one thing you don’t need to be related to. Twitter is addressing this annoyance with a function to unmention your self.

This function removes the tag of your Twitter deal with from any tweet and sooner or later prevents you from being tagged in any replies or receiving additional notifications from that tweet. This doesn’t cease you from viewing the Twitter thread. It does change your Twitter identify to a grey coloration. And no, you can’t undo this, so should you depart a Twitter dialog, you can’t be a part of it once more proper now.

What it appears to be like like. Here’s a screenshot displaying how one can click on on “depart this dialog” on a Twitter thread that mentions you to go away that dialog.

When will I see it. Twitter mentioned this function is at present accessible for some customers on the net platform. It ought to roll out slowly to extra customers and on different platforms.

Why we care. On the model aspect, eradicating your model from a dialog which may be perceived as unfavorable, when your model has nothing to do with the dialog would possibly make sense. From a shopper perspective, generally you simply don’t need to be a part of a dialog, for numerous causes and now you’ve got that possibility.

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