Twitter has announced that it has rolled out a new feature where users can ‘unmention’ themselves from conversations or a thread if they don’t wish to be part of it. The feature was first tested in April with select users and is now available for everyone to use.
This feature will also stop anyone from tagging a user in the same thread again in the future.
The social media giant said in a Tweet, “Sometimes you want to see yourself out. Take control of your mentions and leave a conversation with Unmentioning, now rolling out to everyone on all devices.”
Sometimes you want to see yourself out.— Twitter Safety (@TwitterSafety) July 11, 2022
Take control of your mentions and leave a conversation with Unmentioning, now rolling out to everyone on all devices. pic.twitter.com/Be8BlotElX
One can select the three-dot menu next to a tweet to pull up a prompt offering of ‘unmention’. When one unmentions herself from a tweet, the Twitter handle will turn grey, indicating she has opted out of the conversation and can’t be tagged back into the thread. Post unmentioning, one will also stop receiving notifications around that thread.
Twitter is also testing the Instagram-like features of Co-Tweets and long-form notes.