Twitter is testing a new feature to “hide tweets”

Twitter is currently working on a new feature that allows users to “hide tweets.” The option was discovered in code by reverse engineering expert, Jane Manchun Wong who immediately reported her findings on her Twitter handle.

According to Wong, the new feature will enhance privacy by giving the original poster a chance to hide the replies to their tweets. This will also encourage a healthy discussion between the members.

Twitter Is Testing a New Feature Which Would Enable Users to Hide Selected Tweet Replies

A representative from Twitter confirmed the update and admitted to be testing the new feature. In an official blog post, Twitter explains the need to keep the conversation as healthy as possible.
"We're working on ways to give people more control over the conversations they author on Twitter. This thread describes how we're thinking about the problem, and shows a glimpse at *one* of the solutions we're developing.", Tweeted Kayvon Beykpour, product lead Twitter and co-founder of Periscopeco.
Previously, the Twitterati's were able to moderate their tweets and its replies by blocking, reporting, and muting unsolicited comments. However, this was a lengthy process and didn’t give the conversation starters much control over their feeds. With this feature, the replies can be hidden anytime while others can view the ‘hidden’ content through the menu option.

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