11.06 2019 14:50h

Twitter is Testing 'Hidden Replies' in This Country

Users might soon have more control over their content
Twitter, Twitter Update, Jane Manchun Wong, Social Media Today, Canadian Twitter

Big news for Twitter fans.

A few months ago the micro-blogging platform announced it was testing an option where users would be able to hide selected replies from their tweets.

This new update would give users more control when it came to their experience using and interacting with other people on the micro-blogging platform. 

Reverse engineering expert Jane Manchun Wong (@wongmjane) uncovered a sneak peek of the update. She shared it on her Twitter account yesterday.

According to Social Media Today " . . . the new 'Hide Tweet' option would be added to the tweet drop-down list. When selected, the chosen reply would be hidden not just from your timeline, but from anyone else also - though all users would still be able to choose the 'View Hidden Tweets' option (last frame above) on any tweet to see what the poster has chosen to hide."

The feature is currently being tested exclusively in Canada, before potentially being rolled out worldwide. 

Social Media Today also reports Canadian users can now try out the functionality ". . . which some will see as a means to remove dissenting opinions from the stream, and others will see as a welcome update to maintain a level of civility on the platform."

Will the new update be rolled out across the globe any time soon? We'll have to wait and see...

What are your thoughts? Let us know in the comments below.

Photo credits: Shutterstock and Jane Manchun Wong.

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