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Twitter Makes Changes to Conversation Prompts

Twitter recently made an update to its platform that made it so that you would receive a prompt if you were about to take part in any kind of conversation that had a relatively high likelihood of being heated or intense. Such discourse is common when the topic of conversation is controversial, and Twitter was trying to reduce unwilling or unexpected participation in these types of conversations by spreading awareness about them all in all.

With all of that having been said and now out of the way, it is important to note that Twitter has received a fair bit of feedback from its users regarding these prompts and is now starting to make changes that would alter things for the better hopefully. One of these changes is that users will now receive more accurate prompts thanks to Twitter adding more signals that will help determine whether or not a conversation requires a prompt in the first place.

The prompts feature tips on how to stay civil because of the fact that this is the sort of thing that could potentially end up preventing users from getting carried away and saying something they ideally shouldn’t. However, receiving a few too many prompts can be annoying with all things having been considered and taken into account, especially for journalist and other users for whom such conversations are simply an occupational hazard that can’t really be avoided.

Hence, Twitter will now only be sending three prompts per day to each user. This is probably going to be enough to inform people about how they can end up engaging in civil discourse without bombarding them with unnecessary notifications. It’s great that Twitter is consistently tweaking its features so that users can have a better experience, and this might be the byproduct of Twitter’s new CEO Parag Agarwal trying to move things in the right direction.


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