Twitter was testing its new prompt that warned its users before jumping into a conversation that could get heated.
Twitter was recently testing its new prompt on Android and iOS that warned its users before jumping into a conversation that could get heated.
In Twitter’s battle to add more “social privacy” upgrades to its platform and to make the social network a better place, the social media company was recently testing a new feature that will let its users know whether they were about to engage with a conversation that could get heated.
The said feature was a “work in progress” as Twitter will try to learn how to better support healthy conversation on the platform.
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.— Twitter Support (@TwitterSupport) October 6, 2021
This is a work in progress as we learn how to better support healthy conversation. pic.twitter.com/x6Nsn3HPu1
9to5Mac reported that Jane Manchun Wong discovered a few months ago that the social network was planning some different labels according to users’ tweets.
Twitter’s new prompt will let its users know in what kind of conversation they’re getting into.
According to a report on The Verge, the prompt was Twitter’s latest attempt to reduce the persistent harassment and abuse on the platform.
The Verge reported that one other prompt, for example, warned users before tweeting something that might be offensive. Twitter also might show a prompt if users tried to retweet an article it thinks they haven’t read, which could help decrease the spread of misinformation.
While those prompts might help prevent some bad tweets from being shared on the platform, the growing list of potential warnings to wade through before users tweeted was a worrying indicator of the entire experience.