Twitter is testing a new privacy feature where mentions are in your control
Users of Twitter are aware whenever their handle is mentioned in a tweet or, for that matter, in a thread. However, the vast majority of people would prefer to have greater control over who can mention their handle, much like how replies are currently restricted to certain users who are following you. Twitter might soon roll out a feature that gives you control over who can mention your handle to their followers.
You will have the option inside the settings to either enable access for all users, with the exception of those you have blocked or enable access for only those users who follow you. Notification to other users in a tweet is known as a “mention,” and it is accomplished by writing the name of the user or their handle, followed by the “@” symbol, in the tweet’s text box.
After you have done that, the individual will be aware that you have mentioned them in a post that you made on Twitter. It is encouraging to note that Twitter is now providing users with enhanced control over the method of being mentioned on the network. Previously, Twitter did not place any limitations on who might mention a user’s handle. This update might also help the platform cut down on cyberbullying, which has become a big problem for the social media ecosystem as a whole.
Over the course of the past few months, Twitter appears to have become more aware of the importance of protecting users’ privacy in the digital environment. Recent developments at Twitter have resulted in the company informing users that they should not capture screenshots of a pop-up box and instead requesting that they share the tweet. Reports say that Twitter has confirmed that it is testing the feature, which is only available to a small number of iOS users at the moment.
Additionally, Twitter has made the edit button accessible to its Blue subscribers in all regions of the world where the company’s premium service is offered. Twitter Blue is a premium subscription service that has recently been made available in a select number of countries. All of these new features seem to be designed to get more people to use the microblogging platform, which is still competing with Elon Musk, who wants to buy the company.