You could soon have more control over who can mention you on Twitter. App researcher and engineer Jane Manchun Wong found a version of an unreleased Twitter feature that lets you control who can and can’t mention you in their tweets.
The controls give you three options: allow anyone to mention you, only people you follow can mention you or no one can mention you. By default, anyone can mention you in tweets.
These controls would be a significant shift that could helpby stopping people from mentioning others in harmful tweets. It could also prevent people from having friendlier conversations with others.
Twitter did not immediately respond to CNET’s request for comment.
This is the latest feature Twitter has reportedly tested out in 2022. In May, Twitter began testing out a feature that gives you, and in July the company started . Twitter also began in September before rolling out to US subscribers in early October.