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Twitter Launches ‘Unmention’ Feature That Lets You Untag Yourself From Any Tweet | #socialmedia | #hacking | #aihp

Twitter’s new Unmention feature allows you to untag your handle from any tweet or reply.


Twitter on Thursday announced it has started rolling out a new feature that allows users to remove themself from any tweet or thread. The Unmention feature was first teased in June 2021 by Twitter privacy designer Dominic Camozzi as a “concept” that would let you untag your username throughout a thread, keep you from being mentioned again in that conversation and prevent further notifications.

In August, Camozzi claimed users responded that the term “unmention” was confusing, so the design was tweaked and the name rebranded as “Leave this conversation.”  

Now the Twitter Safety account has officially posted about Unmentioning, indicating that it’s available for select users on Twitter’s web platform.

Unmentioning is described as “a way to help you protect your peace and remove yourself from conversations.”  

It untags your handle from any tweet and prevents you from being tagged in any replies. According to Camozzi’s mockups from last year, it also allows you to block specific users from mentioning you without the need to block their accounts. 

Twitter has not indicated when the feature will be available on the Twitter app.

More to come.

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