After the empowering you with ability to schedule your tweets, Twitter is not stopping there as it keeps rolling out new features for its platform users. After being tested for months, especially in Canada, the new feature – ability to hide your replies to a tweet is finally rolling out to all users.
The feature is available to all users, both on the web and on mobile apps, including Twitter Lite. The reason behind the introduction of this feature (ability to hide replies to a tweet) is to prevent conversations from slipping or taking a negative turn.
Hidden Replies On Tweeter, Always Accessible Though
Hidden replies by the original tweet author do not appear at first, but users still have the option to display them by clicking a dedicated button on the original message.
Starting today, you can now hide replies to your Tweets. Out of sight, out of mind. pic.twitter.com/0Cfe4NMVPj
— Twitter (@Twitter) November 21, 2019
The social network has also provided some statistics concerning this function. We learn that 85% of users who already use it, no longer use the block or mute function.
Dual Authentication Without Phone Number
The platform also announced that it has made some changes to the use of dual authentication to secure an account.
We want to give you the most secure experience on Twitter. Today, we updated our login process to support WebAuthn for an enhanced Two-Factor Authentication (2FA), so you can easily and securely authenticate your login with a single tap. Read more below.https://t.co/yduXz7OBjY
— Twitter Safety (@TwitterSafety) May 30, 2019
“We’re also making it easier to secure your account with Two-Factor Authentication. Starting today, you can enroll in 2FA without a phone number”.
Now, as a Twitter handler, you have the option to activate this additional security option without having to enter your number. And for those who already use this option with their mobile number, they can now go to the settings of their account to reconfigure without it.