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.
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:
“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:
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:
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?