Twitter has announced that it is testing a new feature that will help users understand that they are engaging in a conversation that could escalate into conflict. The social network will display clues that will help users determine the degree of intensity of passions, even before they get involved in a skirmish.
While this feature is still under development, the company is still trying to figure out how to best motivate users to maintain healthy conversations. A few months ago, Twitter researcher Jane Manchun Wong discovered that Twitter is testing several different tagging for tagging conversations based on user tweets.
It is now known that users who enter into a potentially hot conversation will receive the following message:
Let’s take care of each other
Our values make Twitter better.
1. Remember the person: Respectful communication makes Twitter better.
2. Facts matter: fact-checking helps everyone.
3. Diverse perspectives have value: discovering new perspectives can reinforce your own.
It is not yet clear how many users of the social network are already taking part in the testing, and when the innovation will be available to everyone.
Ever want to know the vibe of a conversation before you join in? We’re testing prompts on Android and iOS that give you a heads up if the convo you’re about to enter could get heated or intense.
This is a work in progress as we learn how to better support healthy conversation. pic.twitter.com/x6Nsn3HPu1
– Twitter Support (@TwitterSupport) October 6, 2021
Apart from this, Twitter is also working on some other innovations. The social network is considering hiding tweets after 30, 60, 90 days or after a year. This feature does not have a launch date yet and is still under development. Also in the future, Twitter users will have the ability to hide tweets they like from others. By the end of this year, it will be possible to exit the public conversation on Twitter.