Twitter is working on a set of new features for the purpose of giving users more protection and control. The tools will help users have more capacity in terms of managing interactions within Twitter’s app and protect their content. They will also give users more freedom, to reduce feelings of being judged or criticized across the platform.
Lets take a look at what the different features are about. First, there is the option to archive old tweets after a certain period of time, to keep them from being visible to others. The archive time threshold is 30, 60, and 90 days, which users can manually set for the tweet that they wish to archive. They can also hide their tweets after a year.
Secondly, there is the option to remove individual accounts, which is being currently tested by Twitter. It would allow users to remove specific profiles from their Follower list. This is likely to replace the existing block and unblock option on Twitter, and would be a less confrontational way to avoid interaction with certain users.
Thirdly, users will be able to remove themselves from a conversation. This option, too, has been in testing since the past month. It would let users leave conversations by untagging themselves from the comments and prevent themselves from being mentioned again within the specific thread.
Lastly, Twitter will allow users to hide tweets that they have liked, so as to give users a sense of freedom in relation to their activity on the platform.
All of these options are meant to help users engage more openly within the app.