But shortly before that, let’s answer some of the questions you may have about the new Twitter rollout.
What is Twitter Unmentioning
Twitter introduced the feature like this:
Sometimes you want to see yourself out.
Take control of your mentions and leave a conversation with Unmentioning, now rolling out to everyone on all devices. pic.twitter.com/Be8BlotElX
— Twitter Safety (@TwitterSafety) July 11, 2022
It has been in testing since April 2022 and now it’s going live for all users.
How To Use Twitter Unmentioning
If you are mentioned in any Twitter conversation and you don’t want to be part of it, just tap on the 3-dot menu next to the tweet. This will show a prompt letting you “get you out of this conversation.” In other words, you are untagging yourself.
The Reason Behind Twitter Unmentioning
When the feature first showed up, Twitter remarked it is meant to “control unwanted attention.” It could prove to be an anti-abuse tool. But also, sometimes you just don’t want to be part of a conversation.
I want to make it easier to untag yourself from a Tweet or conversation you don’t want to be involved in.
Just pick “Unmention yourself from this conversation” from the more info menu and the link to your profile will be removed. pic.twitter.com/nfHIyReE9f
— Dominic Camozzi (@_dcrc_) June 14, 2021
“Unmention yourself from this conversation” and that’s about it.
How Twitter Unmentioning Works
Once you unmention yourself, here’s what happens:
- Untag your username: Your username will just remain as a text on the tweet, but you won’t be bothered by the conversation.
- Stop future mentions: This prohibits people from mentioning you again in that conversation.
- Stop notifications: You won’t get the notifications for the conversation but if you want, you can still read the conversation.
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