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Twitter may soon let you leave a conversation

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What you need to know

  • Twitter is testing out a feature that will let users leave a conversation.
  • Leaving a conversation will untag your username, stop future mentions, and stop notifications for the thread.
  • The feature was spotted and shared on Twitter earlier this month.

Twitter is testing out the ability to leave a conversation. The feature will untag your username from a thread, stop future mentions, and stop notifications from the conversation. Twitter user and well-known leaker Jane Manchun Wong shared an image of the feature earlier this month.

Leaving a conversation would differ from muting a conversation. Wong clarified that after leaving a conversation, any mentions of your username will be converted to plain text. This should eliminate any unwanted follow-up tweets without having to mute or block specific users.

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Casual users of Twitter may not get much use out of the feature, but those that interact with people regularly will likely welcome the option. When threads gain a lot of traction, a seemingly endless stream of notifications can come in, even after a conversation has stopped being productive.

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Future's Michael Fisher expressed gratitude in response to the news that Twitter is testing the ability to leave a conversation.

Wong did not specify when the ability to leave a conversation would roll out to Twitter.

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Twitter is a great social media platform for interacting with people across the web. Sometimes, however, you want to leave a conversation. Support for such a feature appears to be on the way. Make sure to follow us on Twitter as well.

Sean Endicott
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Sean Endicott brings nearly a decade of experience covering Microsoft and Windows news to Windows Central. He joined our team in 2017 as an app reviewer and now heads up our day-to-day news coverage. If you have a news tip or an app to review, hit him up at sean.endicott@futurenet.com (opens in new tab).

5 Comments
  • That will be a very welcomed feature! It's something I've always wanted.
  • Leave? You can't win if you leave.
  • Like, how would you even know if you've been ratioed or not?
  • It's often conversations I haven't even participated in, but was tagged.
  • I don't really use Twitter at all but I am legit amazed that this isn't already a thing.