Twitter may be testing a way to untag users who don’t want to be a part of a topic. The Verge has obtained a screenshot of a new “leave this conversation” feature, whereby, the feature would untag your username from a Twitter conversation, preventing people from mentioning you in the conversation again, and preventing you from receiving notifications about it. this.
the feature sounds different than “mute this conversation”, an existing option that turns off notifications for a conversation in which you are mentioned.
According to a follow-up tweet, leaving the conversation will cause your Twitter handle to appear as plain text in the tweet you are mentioned in, rather than the hyperlink someone would normally see if they tapped your Twitter handle. This can increase friction that discourages other users from pulling you into auxiliary conversations and signals that you are not interested in participating.
Twitter has constantly introduced subtle ways to control how other users interact with your account. This includes tweaks that simplify existing options, such as forcing a user to unfollow you, as well as limits on replies and notifications when a highly-followed account has retweeted you. This feature would fall on the more dramatic end of the spectrum – but it would also add an option that many users might appreciate when tagged in an annoying topic.
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