Twitter rolls out new ‘unmention’ safety feature sitewide

Twitter rolled out a new safety featured across the platform this week that will allow people to “unmention,” or remove themselves from toxic conversations.

Pitched as a way to “protect your peace,” it gives users an option to get away from a toxic conversation.

FILE – The login / sign up screen for a Twitter account is seen on a laptop computer Tuesday, April 27, 2021. (AP Photo / John Raoux, File / AP Newsroom)

The new feature was tested for select users on desktops starting in April but was rolled out sitewide on Monday. A user just needs to click the three dots of the tweet that they want to “unmention” themselves from, then click, “Leave this conversation.”

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Its one of a host of safety features that the social media platform has implemented in recent months, including a new test feature that asks people to review tweets with harmful language, a revised privacy policy, and a crisis misinformation policy to prevent the spread of false content.

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The new features come as lawyers representing Twitter challenge an attempt to void a $ 44 billion purchase of the platform by Tesla CEO Elon Musk, who had pledged to implement a suite of changes.

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