Twitter has in a new update released a new feature on the social media platform called the ‘Unmention feature’.
The new feature gives users the opportunity to have more control over their experience on the platform, as it allows people leave any tweet that is bringing them unwanted attention or a tweet that talked about something they don’t want to be associated with.
Users can now use the ‘unmention feature’ on the web and mobile app and all Twitter supporting devices.
Twitter Inc while giving reasons for the new feature rollout said its purpose was to help users remove themselves from unwanted attention, with the Unmention feature working with a mentioned user having to untag his or herself from a tweet and making sure that no one else can include them in the thread again.
According to Twitter, it introduced this feature to curb abuse and help users stay safe online.
We are now going to give steps on how to use the Unmention feature below.
Here are the few steps users must follow to remove themselves from a conversation they found inappropriate or do not want to be associated with.
- User should identify the tweet they want to untag themselves from and tap the 3-dot menu there.
It is done as shown in the picture below:
- It would then show “Leave this conversation” option, the user should click on that as shown below.
- The next step after that is for the user to confirm he/she wants to leave the conversation. The user will then be untagged from all the tweets in that thread or conversation.
It should be noted that the username of the mentioned user who got untagged will remain in the original tweet as a text but the person will be untagged from the original tweet and all replies. What this implies is that though the username on the mentioned user on the initial tweet stays, even after using the ‘Unmention’ feature, it would not highlight to enable other users tap on it to view their profile, and users will not be able to mention the tagged person their future responses to that tweet.
Note: The ‘Mute’ feature shown in the images above is different from the ‘Unmention’ feature as the former only makes sure the user stops getting notifications from that Tweet conversation he or she was mentioned in, but the latter not only stops the notifications from the tweet but untags the user’s account from the conversation completely. Users can also still tag the mentioned person who used the ‘Mute’ feature unlike the ‘Unmention’ feature where they can’t be tagged anymore.
Images were sourced from TechCabal