Twitter Unmentions: Un-@ yourself from unwanted threads

Twitter Unmentions: Un-@ yourself from unwanted threads

Want to remove yourself from certain conversations? You have to check out this possible feature called Twitter Unmentions.

From trolls, spammers, scammers, to the rest of the bottom-dwelling cronies of Twitter-land, there’s plenty of reasons why, like Taylor Swift, you’d want to be excluded from certain Twitter narratives—which makes Unmentions a good feature to have, if ever.

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While it hasn’t been announced officially (yet), Dominic Camozzi (@_dcrc_) Privacy Designer for Twitter, teased in a feature concept what it could look like and how users can utilize it to protect themselves from trolling and needless bashing.

As an early note, “unmentioning” yourself from a Twitter thread does not erase your published tweets. If you’ve been part of a conversation, you’d only be able un-@ yourself after the fact.

Anyway, here’s what Camozzi detailed on his Twitter:

https://twitter.com/dcrc/status/1404578211309056006

“I want to make it easier to un-tag yourself from a Tweet or conversation you don’t want to be involved in,” Camozzi later adds.

Here’s what the feature will look like:

Twitter Unmentions: Un-@ yourself from unwanted threads

Camozzi also shared concepts for highlighted notifications for when people who you don’t follow you, mentions you. He also shared a possible future where you can proactively control @ mentions.

Check out more of his concepts after the bump:

Twitter Unmentions: Un-@ yourself from unwanted threads
Twitter Unmentions: Un-@ yourself from unwanted threads
Twitter Unmentions: Un-@ yourself from unwanted threads

I’d like to close this off by saying that this feature is all but a concept—a good and popular one at that, as evidenced by the outpouring support in Camozzi’s thread.

But I’d submit that it’s a feature that isn’t hard to get behind. I think the ability to unmention oneself from conversations that harm more than converse is pretty neat. What do you think?

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