Recently, Twitter has been working on limiting the toxic replies users can receive on its platform by providing users with filter and limit controls that will enable them to be more proactive in deterring them from going through. In the future, those tools could incorporate a feature that allows the user to filter potentially offensive responses and another that lets the user limit possibly unwelcome accounts from replying.
For Now, the Filter and Limit Controls Are Just a Concept
Moreover, Twitter Senior Product Designer Paula Barcante has shared a sneak peek of the possible newest features, which are simply concepts at the moment, to ask for feedback from users. According to Barcante, Twitter will ask you if you’d like to transfer to filter and limit controls if it detects possibly malicious responses to your tweets.
We’re exploring new controls called “Filter” and “Limit” that could help you keep potentially harmful content — and people who might create that content — away from your replies. These are early ideas, so we'd love your feedback 👀🧵👇 pic.twitter.com/nInOMQz7WK
— Paula Barcante (@paulabarcante) September 24, 2021
Furthermore, if these controlling tools are on, Twitter won’t show you or anyone else — except the user who wrote the said reply. If you choose to limit unwelcome accounts, users who’ve lately shown patterns of violating rules won’t be able to respond to your tweets at all.
Since the process of filter and limit controls would be automated, Barcante acknowledges that it may not be correct all the time and may end up filtering out even respective, non-problematic replies. That’s why the platform is also exploring the possibility of giving you the alternative to review filtered tweets and limited accounts.
The Tools Require Testing and Iteration for an Official Launch
In addition to this, when questioned if toggling on the reply filter would filter out all tweets from an account or just the tweet the website has considered potentially offensive, Barcante didn’t have an answer yet. She stated that what she shared was just an “early concept that requires testing and iteration” and that Twitter will present more details if it chooses to launch the filter and limit controls.
Source: The Verge