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Twitter testing hide tweet feature

Twitter is experimenting with a new feature to hide tweets.

The social media giant has revealed plans to implement a new feature that will allow users to hide tweets they don't like, in order to help facilitate healthier conversations on the platform.

Security researcher Jane Manchun Wong shared a screengrab of the tool on the site on Thursday (28.02.19) which showed the "hide tweet" button, as well as a "view hidden tweets" option.

She wrote alongside the images: "Twitter is testing replies moderation. It lets you to hide replies under your tweets, while providing an option to show the hidden replies."

Whilst Michelle Yasmeen Haq, a senior product manager at Twitter, tweeted a thread about the addition, writing that Hide Tweet would serve a purpose not currently offered by the block, mute, or report options.

She wrote: "With this feature, the person who started a conversation could choose to hide replies to their tweets. The hidden replies would be viewable by others through a menu option. We think the transparency of the hidden replies would allow the community to notice and call out situations where people use the feature to hide content they disagree with. We think this can balance the product experience between the original Tweeter and the audience."

A Twitter spokesperson said that the platform is exploring ways to give users more control over what they see on in their feeds.

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