Twi er pro­tects users’ feel­ings

The Citizen (KZN) - - World -

San Francisco – Twit­ter on Thurs­day be­gan let­ting users “hide” tweeted replies that could be seen as abu­sive or ha­rass­ing in the lat­est ef­fort by the on­line plat­form to cre­ate a more wel­com­ing en­vi­ron­ment.

The move is part of an ef­fort to help users “feel safe and com­fort­able while talk­ing on Twit­ter”, head of prod­uct man­age­ment Suzanne Xie said.

Hid­den replies can still be peeked at and en­gaged with by tap­ping a gray icon that will ap­pear, but they will no longer be ac­tive parts of the main ex­change that sprang from a tweet. – AFP

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