Twitter

Jack Dorsey’s company has announced a new feature that does nothing but complement the one launched last year and what allowed us set who could reply to a tweet at the time of its publication, a function that limited the number of people who could reply to a tweet but did not completely avoid one of the platform’s problems.

For a few hours, Twitter has implemented a new function, a function that allows change that option once the tweet has been posted. To change who can reply to an already published tweet, we must press and hold on the tweet and select the option Change who can reply.

Modify who can reply to a tweet

At that moment, a menu will be displayed with the same options that are shown when limiting responses in a tweet: Everyone, people you follow, only people you mention. Once we have selected the desired option, the option that we have selected will be displayed in the tweet, an option that will be seen by all the people who have access to the tweet.

The new option gives users more control over who can interact with your posts, with the aim of reducing bullying on this social platform, although it is not difficult to see how it could have the unwanted effect of restricting constructive discussion. This new feature is currently rolling out worldwide on iOS, Android, and the web version.

Twitter has been testing new features for some time before offering them on the platform, in order to get user feedback. Regarding the option to edit tweets, one of the demands of users since the platform was born, at the moment it is still not available and everything seems to indicate that it will continue like this in the future.