A short time ago, Twitter announced that it was working on a new feature to alert users if the conversation or debate they are about to enter can get louder, perhaps more than is appropriate. Said and done, such a feature is already being tested in Android and iOS apps.
The notice that will be displayed just below a tweet – as seen in the image below – does not say exactly what is going to happen in the conversation, but it does warn that similar exchanges “can be intense”, as a way of warning before posting a reply or reading further.
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.
This is a work in progress as we learn how to better support healthy conversation. pic.twitter.com/x6Nsn3HPu1
& mdash; Twitter Support (@TwitterSupport) October 6, 2021
According to Twitter, the criteria for determining whether a conversation has the potential to rise in tone or not may change along the way. But one of those currently being used has to do with “the relationship between the author of the tweet and the one who responds.”
In addition to the warning, users will also be reminded of some of the rules and values of the social network: remember that behind each tweet there is a person (or almost always), do not fall into false data or facts and be clear that they can have different perspectives or views of the same situation.
Like all trial products and features, not many people may see these ads on your mobile app. There is also the possibility that this will not be effective and people will still end up arguing in high spirits, no matter how many warnings are given.
This measure joins some recent ones that have been released and that include the payment of tips now open to everyone, including the acceptance of bitcoin.