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Twitter's new feature will let users remove themselves from conversation

Twitter's new feature will let users remove themselves from conversation
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8 Apr, 2022
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Twitter is working on an update that will allow users to ‘untag’ themselves from the tweets or posts that they don’t want to be a part of.   

Moreover, the ‘unmentioned’ users will be able to cancel the notifications pertaining to that conversation. However, they will still be able to see the entire conversation on the platform, Twitter announced on Thursday. 

However, the social microblogging site didn’t share the timeline for its rollout. 

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While announcing this, Twitter stated that it has started testing its ‘Leave the conversation’ or ‘Unmention’ feature with a limited set of users. 

Also read: Twitter confirms edit button is en route, but it won't be available for all right away

“How do you say “Don’t @ me,” without saying “Don’t @ me”? We’re experimenting with Unmentioning—a way to help you protect your peace and remove yourself from conversations — available on Web for some of you now,” a Twitter safety post had stated. The short video embedded along with that post claimed that the new ‘unmention’ button not only enables its users to untag themselves from a particular tweet but also from the original tweet and all replies pertaining to that conversation.

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Interestingly, this new feature is getting implemented shortly after the company announced that it will soon enable users to edit their tweets with a new ‘Edit Tweet’ button. This decision was followed by Tesla Founder Elon Musk joining the board of the company. 

The ‘Unmention’ feature was first teased by Twitter last year when the company’s Privacy Designer Dominic Camozzi had floated a ‘concept’ of the feature and also sought feedback from his followers.