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.
Twitter is working on an onboarding screen for "Leave this conversation" pic.twitter.com/cZYeOdo1pJTwitter is working on an onboarding screen for "Leave this conversation" pic.twitter.com/cZYeOdo1pJ— Jane Manchun Wong (@wongmjane) February 18, 2022February 18, 2022
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.
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.
Sean Endicott is the news writer for Windows Central. If it runs Windows, is made by Microsoft, or has anything to do with either, he's on it. Sean's been with Windows Central since 2017 and is also our resident app expert. If you have a news tip or an app to review, hit him up at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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