After recently announcing an edit option for tweets, Twitter has now started rolling out a new feature to allow users to unmention themselves from any tweets or threads. The feature was first teased back in June last year by Twitter privacy designer Dominic Camozzi. While the Unmention feature has been made official via the Twitter Safety account, it is currently available for select accounts on the web version of Twitter.
Let’s take a closer look at the unmention feature launched by Twitter and find out how it works.
Twitter Launches The Unmention Feature: Here’s How It Works
The Unmention feature was first teased in June as a concept to let users untag their usernames throughout a thread and to avoid further notifications related to the same conversation. However, the term “unmention” came across as a bit confusing to users, which led Twitter Privacy designer, Camozzi, to rename the feature as “Leave this conversation”.
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The feature has been eventually made official as “Unmentioning” via the Twitter Safety account. The tweet reads that the new feature is a way to help users protect their peace and remove themselves from unwanted conversations.
The new feature will let you untag your handle or remove your “@” mentions from any tweet. It also prevents you from being tagged in any replies. Further, you can also block specific users from mentioning your twitter handle without the need to block their accounts. The feature is already available for select users on the web version of Twitter. However, there is no confirmation as to when the Unmention feature will be available for all users on the Twitter app.
Both the newly announced Unmention and Edit features will allow users more control over their privacy on the platform. While the company is all set to test the editable tweets on its premium subscription service, Twitter Blue, we can expect the Unmention feature to roll out widely soon.
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