Twitter is bringing a new feature to its platform that will let you follow replies to individual tweets in a conversation thread. Twitter is testing this feature on its Android and iOS app to help users keep up with updates to a thread they’re following while still improving conversations on the platform that now joins the Hide Replies feature they launched last month and the new conversation labels currently being tested.
How does it work?
Users have the option to either subscribe to all reply tweets or only tweets from the original tweeter or author and others mentioned in the tweet. This new feature will definitely ensure people stay on Twitter more.
When enabled, you’ll get a notification whenever someone replies to the tweet you are interested in. However, this feature is available for a select number of users of both apps.
The select users see a notification bell icon on the top right side of the screen when you check a tweet. You’ll be presented with three option when you click on that icon including Top, All, None.
Selecting this option allows you to get a notification from only the author of the tweet, anyone they mentioned or if someone you follow replies to that tweet.
If you select all, you will get notifications whenever anyone replies to that tweet.
If you lose interest in the thread, this option will stop sending you notifications when the tweet gets new replies
You probably have notifications on for your must-follows. Now you can get notifications when there’s a new reply to a Tweet you’re interested in! We’re testing this on iOS and Android now. pic.twitter.com/MabdFoItxc
— Twitter (@Twitter) August 8, 2019
While this new initiative is welcome as it personalizes your experience on the platform, Twitter has a lot of work to do to address harassment and abuse problems on its platform.