- New feature warns users before getting into Twitter battle, ‘Heads up – conversations like this can get intense’
- A sign suggesting that users remain respectful and reminding them that ‘facts matter’ and ‘diverse perspectives have value’
- The feature is being tested for both iOS and Android, but there is no indication if or when it will be officially rolled out
- This is the latest attempt by the platform to create a more peaceful environment among the users.
- In May, Twitter rolled out a feature globally that warns you about sending ‘potentially harmful or offensive’ replies.
Anyone who has ever spent time on Twitter knows that the platform can be very controversial, with disagreements quickly turning into controversy.
So the San Francisco-based company is testing a new feature that warns users before they get into a Twitter battle.
Depending on the topic or duration of the thread, a signal may announce that ‘such conversations may intensify,’ according to for a tweet on Wednesday Twitter support.
This feature can also offer tips for keeping posts respectful and factual.
It is being tested for both iOS and Android, but there is no indication if or when it will be officially rolled out.
If a user is entering a controversial thread, a quick Twitter test is announcing ‘Such conversations can be intense and offer suggestions for keeping posts respectful and factual.
‘Ever want to know the gist of a conversation before you join?’ Twitter Support asked. ‘We’re testing signs on Android and iOS that warn you if the convo you’re about to enter may be hot or intense.’
In a sample tweet, one user commented that not all college athletes will become rich just because they are now allowed to sign endorsement deals.
Before the first response, a sign warns ‘Aware – this kind of conversation can be intense.’
A pop up then encourages users to ‘look out for each other’ and reminds them that facts are important and diverse perspectives are important ‘and can strengthen your own.’
Twitter support indicated that the feature being tested on both Android and iOS is “a work in progress.” It did not indicate when or if it would be rolled out globally
‘Remember the man,’ it added, ‘communicating with respect is what makes Twitter better.’
Twitter indicated that the feature is ‘a work in progress as we learn how to better support healthy conversations.’
A Twitter spokesperson told DailyMail.com that the criteria will be used to determine which conversations that will be inspired may evolve or change ‘as we learn and change’.
Some examples of signals we can consider include tweet subject and the relationship between tweet author and respondent. ‘Learnings learned during this experiment will help us determine the next steps.’
This isn’t the first effort Twitter has made to create a more cohesive environment.
Over the years, it has taken steps to flag misinformation and conspiracy theories about COVID-19 and the 2020 US presidential election.
The Twitter-fighting alert is the company’s latest effort to create a more cohesive environment. It is also working on an ‘Undo Send’ timer for tweets, which will give premium users five seconds to reconsider their message.
The platform is also working on an ‘Undo Send’ timer for tweets that will give premium users five seconds to reconsider their message.
Last month, Twitter began testing a feature that would allow users to remove a follower—without them knowing—instead of blocking them.
Earlier this year, the company rolled out a feature that prompts users to review ‘potentially harmful or offensive’ answers before posting them.
First tested last year, it uses artificial intelligence to detect harmful language in a reply and sends a pop-up notification asking users if they want to review their message before sending. Huh.
According to Twitter, the prompt gives users the opportunity to ‘take a moment’ to consider the tweet by editing or deleting the message entirely.
Users are also free to ignore the warning message and post their answers anyway.
Another feature launched globally in May alerts users if they are about to send a reply that is ‘potentially harmful or objectionable’.
The feature was first beta tested in May 2020 and then relaunched for iOS in February 2021.
Twitter reportedly refined the AI from the trial version to better distinguish between truly ‘harmful’ messages and ‘friendly banter’ between friends.
In May, an ‘aggressive reply’ alert was rolled out globally to all members using the English-language version of Twitter on iOS and Android.
If prompted, 34 percent of users will modify their initial reply or decide not to send at all, according to Twitter.
Anita Butler and Alberto Parrella, members of the product design team, ‘People come to Twitter to talk about what’s going on, and sometimes the conversations about the things we care about can get intense’ And people say things they might regret later. said in a blog post in May.
He added that the company will “continue to explore” how prompts and other forms of interference can “encourage healthy conversations on Twitter.”