Twitter Canada is asking for feedback regarding its ‘Hide Reply’ feature.
Director of product management at Twitter Canada, Sara Haider @pandemona, tweeted asking for anyone who has used the feature to send her a direct message.
“If you’re in Canada and have used this feature (or even if you’ve decided not to use it)…we’d love to hear from you about your experience. DM me??” she wrote in a tweet on August 13th.
calling my fellow canadians ??
if you’re in canada and have used this feature (or even if you’ve decided not to use it) https://t.co/21rILJpoQi, we’d love to hear from you about your experience.
— sara haider (@pandemona) August 13, 2019
Twitter Canada began rolling out the Canadian-exclusive test in July. The social network says the feature gives users more control over their conversations without compromising transparency.
Authors of tweets will be able to hide any reply they feel is distracting, irrelevant or offensive. However, the replies are not deleted and instead will just be hidden from individual threads.
Because the feature is not global, however, they can still experience the feature that Canadian users are testing.
This means anyone in the world can see these hidden replies by clicking on the notebook icon. The user can also go into the notebook and unhide replies. Unhiding replies works in the same way as well. Users will need to click on the tiny arrow and select ‘Unhide Reply.’ These hidden tweets can still be liked, retweeted and replied to by anyone.