Twitter Will Start Letting Users Control Who Can Reply to Their Tweets

January 9, 2020

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Twitter announced some big changes to its platform at Las Vegas' Consumer Electronics Showcase on Wednesday. According to a presentation from director of product management Suzanne Xie, users will soon be able to control who is allowed to reply to each of their tweets. The choices include: "Global," which lets anyone post a reply; "Group," for users you follow and mention; "Panel," which only lets other users you've specifically tagged in the tweet to reply; and "Statement," which will allow users to simply post a tweet and ensure that it receives no replies. Twitter added in a statement on (where else?) Twitter, "We want to help people feel safe participating in the conversation on Twitter by giving them more control over the conversations they start. We’ll be experimenting with different options for who can reply to Tweets in early 2020."