Twitter Mistakenly Announced That iOS Users Will Be Able to Limit Who Can Reply to Their Posts

Twitter Mistakenly Announced That iOS Users Will Be Able to Limit Who Can Reply to Their Posts

On
Wednesday,
Twitter
announced
that
all
iOS
users
would
be
able
to
limit
who
can
reply
to
their
tweets,
however,
it
turns
out
that
the
company
did
not
announce
it
intentionally.
The
version
8.30
of
the
Twitter
application
was
rolled
out
on
August
6
of
this
year,
and
the

release
notes
on
Apple
store
state
that
the
company
tested
a
new
way
back
in
May
to
chat
with
exactly
who
you
want.
According
to
the
release
notes,
all
users
would
be
able
to
use
this
feature
and
choose
who
can
reply
to
your
Twitter
posts.

The
company
announced
back
in
January
of
this
year
that
the
new
feature
was
coming
soon
to
Twitter’s
platform.
The
company
has
been
testing
the
new
feature
since
May
and
pushed
an
update
to
the
iOS
version
of
Twitter’s
smartphone
application
suggesting
that
the
feature
would
be
more
widely
rolling
out
to
users.
Now,
a
company’s
spokesman
told
The
Verge
that
the
company
accidentally
pushed
incorrect
release
notes.
In
fact,
the
new
feature
is
not
more
widely
rolling
out.

The
company’s
spokesman
added
that
the
misunderstanding
was
because
of
‘some
accidentally
pushed
release
notes.’
The
feature
which
allows
users
to
limit
replies
on
tweets
is
not
currently
made
available
to
all
users.
Although
it
is
not
yet
clear
that
whether
the
company
has
expanded
the
feature
in
any
meaningful
fashion
with
the
recent
upgrade,
it
seems
that
the
company
is
still
testing
reply
limiting
feature
before
the
feature
is
made
available
to
all
users.

The
new
feature
can
be
a
nice
way
to
minimize
the
troll
culture
on
the
Twitter
application,
and
if
the
feature
has
been
implemented,
it
would
enable
the
followers
on
the
platform
to
like
or
retweet
a
post,
however,
followers
would
not
be
able
to
reply
to
posts
unless
a
user
allows.
Particularly,
the
feature
would
be
beneficial
for
public
figures
on
Twitter’s
platform
such
as
actors,
musicians,
journalists,
and
politicians.

If
you
have
access
to
this
feature,
you
can
use
it
by
tapping
the
box
above
the
keyboard
while
composing
a
post.
The
box
says
‘Everyone
can
reply,’
and
tapping
on
this
box
will
display
you
three
different
options
including
everyone
can
reply,
only
people
you
follow
can
reply,
and
only
people
you
mention
can
reply.
Choose
any
of
these
options
to
restrict
replies
to
your
posts.
You
may
also
note
that
choosing
an
option
does
not
make
that
option
the
default
for
your
future
posts.


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SOPA
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