Twitter appears to be working on a slew of new features. According to the most recent rumor, Twitter is developing a new feature that will allow users to send Tweets to Trusted Friends. To put it another way, only a select group of Twitter users will be allowed to view and reply to your Tweet. The user will be able to choose who can view certain Tweets in this way. Twitter will also conceal the Tweet from the rest of your followers.
According to Twitter, the functionality would assist users in streamlining their Tweets and delivering them to the appropriate audience. For example, not everyone is interested in tennis; in this situation, the user can just Tweet to his Tennis club pals. Uninteresting Tweets will not annoy other followers.
With the proposed Trusted Friends feature, users could tweet to a group of their own choosing. This could be a way to use Twitter with real-life friends, or some other small network of people you know more personally. Perhaps you could post a tweet that only your New York friends could see when you wanted to let them know you were in town. Or maybe you could post only to those who share your love of a particular TV show, sporting event or hobby.
The company is currently testing these concepts and gathering feedback. In other words, there is no guarantee that the feature will make it to production. Currently, users can choose to limit replies to people mentioned in the Tweet, followers or default that is open to everyone. However, the Tweet will continue to be visible for everyone. Meanwhile, the new Trusted Friends feature will ensure the Tweet is accessible only to the group members.
Twitter’s Trusted Friend feature can throw open a bunch of new possibilities. You can create multiple groups of friends and send highly related Tweets. It could pave the way for increased engagement and less spam. Parallelly, users can continue to have public conversations.
Reply Language Prompts
Twitter users can choose phrases that they don’t want to see in their replies. Twitter will stop the poster from posting replies that contain the blocked phrase. Seems like a good way to weed out profanity and trolls.
Twitter Facets feature works backward when compared with Trusted Friends. It allows users to choose the type of Tweets they want to see from you. The irrelevant Tweets will automatically be blocked for the user.
Source : [via TechCrunch]