Twitter testing feature that allows you to limit who can reply to Tweets
Choose who can reply to your Tweets
Twitter has announced today that it has started testing a “Conversation Participants” option in the window where a Tweet is composed. Only a limited number of users have access to it at this stage, but it essentially allows users to choose who can reply to a Tweet.
The new options are ‘Everyone,’ which is the default option; ‘People you follow,’ which does exactly what it says on the tin; or ‘Only people you mention,’ which means only the users mentioned in the Tweet can reply.
The key differentiating factor between this new feature and a conversation via DM is that everybody on Twitter can see the conversation. People can still like and retweet (with or without a comment) too.
As mentioned above, the feature is rolling out to a limited group of people globally on Twitter for iOS and Android, in addition to the official website.