Twitter is working on a new audience control setting that allows users to manage who can mention them in the app.
App researcher Jane Manchun Wong discovered the update displayed in the form of a toggle that indicates ‘Allow Others to Mention you.’ By turning it off, you would be able to limit mentions of your Twitter handle. Additionally, you would also be able to choose to only allow mentions from people who follow you.
Twitter also offers another control setting related to mentions called ‘Unmention,’ using which you can leave chats that you don’t like and have your handle link deactivated in those threads as a result, so nobody can mention you within them.
Other audience control options provided on Twitter include Restricted Replies, Twitter Circles for private group chats, Safety Mode, and Communities for enclosed discussions. All of these tools have primarily been created to ensure better safety and reduce negative interactions among users.