‘Unmentioning’ Oneself Is Now Possible For All Twitter Users


  • Twitter announced today that it’s rolling out its “Unmentioning” feature to all users on all devices.
  • Take control of your mentions and leave a conversation with Unmentioning, now rolling out to everyone on all devices.
  • The company expanded the Safety Mode test in February.
  • Another anti-abuse feature on Twitter gives users the ability to designate who can reply to a tweet.

Today, Twitter said that it is bringing its “Unmentioning” tool to all users across all platforms as reported by Tech Crunch.

New feature 

The new feature, which Twitter initially began testing in April, allows users to remove themselves from conversations they don’t want to be a part of.

“Sometimes you want to see yourself out,” the social media giant said in a tweet.

Take control of your mentions and leave a conversation with Unmentioning, now rolling out to everyone on all devices.”

All users can now select the three-dot menu next to a tweet to pull up a prompt offering to “get you out of this conversation.”

When you unmention yourself from a tweet, your Twitter handle will turn gray, which will indicate to others that you’ve opted out of the conversation and can’t be tagged back into the thread.

Unmentioning yourself will also turn off notifications.

Concept design

Last year, Twitter revealed an early concept design for its unmentioning feature and gave it a preview. The business stated at the time that it sought to assist users in “controlling unwanted attention.”

The social network has been integrating anti-abuse elements onto its platform before the feature’s formal rollout. Safety Mode, an anti-abuse feature that enables users who are experiencing harassment to block out abuse, was first tested by Twitter in September. Twitter analyses conversations while in Safety Mode and automatically disables accounts that are sending abusive messages. In February, the business extended the Safety Mode test.

Users on Twitter have the option to specify who is allowed to react to a tweet as part of another anti-abuse tool. There are three choices: everyone on Twitter, people you follow, or just accounts you mention. Twitter has also tended to give users greater freedom and control, including the ability to remove old tweets from websites where they previously appeared.


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Source: Tech Crunch


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