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Twitter has now launched an early live test of its new unmention yourself option, which will allow people to opt out of conversations if they don’t want to be included.
Twitter will let you unmention yourself from a tweet
Once unmention is active, your username will still be visible in text form in the initial tweets you were a part of, but you won’t be an active participant any longer.
Some people are now able to use the unmention feature now, according to Twitter. It’s unclear when the tool will be accessible for everyone and we don’t know if it will ever reach mobile versions. As we have said, your username will be visible in text form, but you won’t receive any alerts or notifications about the conversation after you unmention yourself from a tweet.
This might assist users in avoiding large criticisms and assaults, as well as the mental strain that accompanies them, while using Twitter. Another method to safeguard your sanity while interacting via tweet will be to unmention yourself or remove yourself from a discussion.
Twitter has also introduced the ability to filter keywords and users, as well as who may reply to your tweets, all in an effort to limit unwanted interactions. There are also notifications now available for potentially inappropriate comments.
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We’re experimenting with Unmentioning—a way to help you protect your peace and remove yourself from conversations—available on Web for some of you now. pic.twitter.com/rlo6lqp34H
— Twitter Safety (@TwitterSafety) April 7, 2022
As you can see in the tweet above, if you utilize the Twitter unmention yourself feature:
- Your username will be untagged from the tweet.
- Users will not be able to mention you in the same conversation again.
- You will not receive any further alerts.
To meet its ambitious growth objectives, Twitter will need to attract new users, and if all those who sign in see are others being condemned and attacked, they’re less likely to join in.
When you consider that some 80% of all tweets originate from just 10% of active users, you can see how this pattern develops. Many people are listening to Twitter, but far fewer are willing to participate actively because they fear being criticized if they make a mistake.