Twitter is now letting users ‘unmention’ themselves in tweets

12 Jul 2022

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Twitter said in April that it was testing the unmention feature with a select user base. The feature will soon be available for all users.

Twitter is letting users opt out of certain conversations they don’t want to be involved in.

It made the announcement on its Twitter Safety account yesterday (11 July). It said it is rolling out the option for a user to ‘unmention’ themselves in a conversation on the social platform.

Once it is rolled out, everyone on all devices will be able to remove themselves from unwanted conversations that they have been tagged in.

Twitter Safety said it wanted to offer tweeters the chance to “take control” of their mentions. It posted a GIF of how the process will work.

Users will be able to remove themselves from tweets they are mentioned in by clicking the three dots on the right side of a tweet and selecting ‘leave this conversation’ from the drop-down menu.

Twitter initially revealed that it was testing the unmentioning feature back in April. It was available to selected web users during the testing phase but will now be rolled out to all users.

Unmentioning is not the only update Twitter has been working on over the past few months. It confirmed it is working on an edit button that will let users change the text of their published tweets.

Last year, Twitter trialled some new safety features to enable users to protect themselves on the platform.

Safety Mode was initially tested on a small group of users before the beta version was expanded to users in Ireland, the UK, the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand earlier this year. Twitter said the tool would make for “healthy conversations” for users, while limiting “overwhelming and unwelcome interactions that can interrupt those conversations”.

The latest update comes as Twitter’s future remains uncertain. Elon Musk announced plans last week to pull the plug on the $44bn deal he made to acquire Twitter.

Musk said Twitter had failed to provide him with information he requested on fake accounts on the platform, but the company’s legal team has said the deal is “not terminated” and Musk’s attempts to back out are “invalid and wrongful”.

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Blathnaid O’Dea was a Careers reporter at Silicon Republic until 2024.