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Twitter may allow users to limit their tweet to “trusted friends” – Here’s how

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Key Specifications

  • Twitter is working on a “Trusted friends” feature that allows users to let their trusted friends view the tweets.
  • This feature is similar to Instagram’s Close Friends Feature
  • Besides this, Twitter is also testing the Facets and Listing phrases features.

Twitter is testing a new feature of “Trusted friends”. This will allow users to let their trusted friends view the tweets. The feature is exactly similar to Instagram’s Close Friends feature.

Instagram lets you limit stories to close friends only now Twitter also plans to do the same. Twitter shares three early design concepts for new features. These are – Trusted Friends, Facets, and Listing phrases

  • “Trusted Friends” will let users limit the audience for select tweets to a smaller circle of close friends
  •  “Facets” will help in categorizing your tweets when you send them.
  • Finally, the service is also considering letting users list certain phrases that they’d rather not see in their replies.

Twitter says that all three features are in their early stages. None of them are currently in active development. The micro-blogging site also shares early design concepts for its new “trusted friends” and Facets features.

Right now, Twitter users create multiple accounts to separate their personal and professional lives. But features like Trusted Friends and Facets could allow for the same functionality from a single account.

Sharing the early designs of the feature, Twitter designer Andrew Courter writes

“We hear y’all, toggling your Tweets from public to protected, juggling alt accounts. It could be simpler to talk to who you want when you want. With Trusted Friends, you could Tweet to a group of your choosing. Perhaps you could also see trusted friends’ Tweets first.”

Twitter says you might then be able to follow someone just for their tweets on a certain topic, rather than having to follow their account as a whole.

Trusted Friends is a really very useful feature that lets you share the tweet according to your choice of audience. Facets features will help users to categorize tweets as personal or professional.

Another concept is how Twitter users can choose to not see certain words. The users can select the phrases they do not want to see as comments.

According to the company

“These phrases are highlighted as people write replies; people can learn why, or ignore the guidance Authors can enable automatic actions, like moving violating replies to the bottom of the convo”

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