Twi er protects users’ feelings
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