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Twitter to Allow Users Unmention Their Usernames in Tagged Tweets

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Twitter has announced that it is testing a new tool that allows users to remove the @username mention from a discussion. The mention highlights and notifies the user when their username is mentioned in a tag or a post.

“How do you say “Don’t @ me,” without saying “Don’t @ me”? We’re experimenting with Unmentioning—a way to help you protect your peace and remove yourself from conversations—available on Web for some of you now.” the company said through its Twitter Safety page.

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“We’re experimenting with unmentioning—a way to help you protect your peace and remove yourself from conversations—available on Web for some of you now,” they said.

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Twitter says this will help users take more control of their experience by choosing what conversations they want to be in.

The tool allows users to leave a tagged discussion by clicking on the menu that pops out of the corner of a tweet. Notifications are also stopped once you leave a conversation.

The feature is currently being rolled out for web version.

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Written by Vanessa Murrey

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