To make conversations more meaningful.
While Twitter has been a way to tell what you feel and to promote effective conversations, there are chances that you may be getting replies that usually out of context or at times offensive. In a bid to make conversations more meaningful, Twitter has introduced a way to limit who can reply to your tweet.
This level of privacy is a welcome one since you can control who can reply to your tweet without having to deal with unwanted replies from trolls. The new conversation settings are available on the latest version of the official Twitter app available on iOS and Android devices.
If you want to control who can reply to your tweets, follow the steps below:
From the home tab, select the Compose Tweet icon.
Compose your tweet, but don’t send it just yet. Instead, press the small globe icon below.
Pressing the globe icon will reveal the privacy menu. You can now choose how your tweet will be replied to. Choices include Everyone, which is the default option, People you follow, or Only people you mention.
Once you’ve selected your settings you can now proceed to send your tweet.
Note that users who can’t reply will still be able to see your tweet, along with the choice to retweet it with a comment.