UPDATE- 10:30 AM PT on August 11th
Twitter confirmed today that the limited-replies feature is rolling out to everyone today, in a blog posted Twitter’s director of product management Suzanne Xie, says via The Verge:
“Sometimes people are more comfortable talking about what’s happening when they can choose who can reply,” Xie said in the post, adding that Twitter has seen people use the settings to have conversations that weren’t previously possible. “Starting today, everyone will be able to use these settings so unwanted replies don’t get in the way of meaningful conversations.”
The new feature will be live for users running the latest version of Twitter on iOS, Android and TweetDeck support are yet to be released.
UPDATE- 12:00PM PT on August 6th
Twitter says that an app update released earlier today that stated that the limited replies feature is available to everyone was sent out by accident with the wrong release notes. A spokesperson for the company clarified to The Verge that the feature is not currently available to everyone, and did not specify a release date.
Twitter is officially rolling out its brand new feature which allows users to limit who can respond to their tweets on iOS. The new feature is available via an App Stoe update where the text reads:
In May, we tested a new way to have a chat with exactly who you want, so you can create and consume more meaningful changes. Now, everyone can try this new feature and choose who can reply to their tweets.”
In order to use the new feature users simply click the box above the keyboard which reads “Everyone,” and they’re presented with options on whether people that only follow them, or are directly mentioned can respond to the tweet.
The feature now out of testing on iOS, but it’s availability on Android and the web remains unknown. The Verge has contacted Twitter for more information and this post will be updated if there is a response.