The functionality is undergoing testing on iOS, Android, and the Twitter website at the moment.
Users can pick from one of three options: Everyone, People You Follow and Only People You Mention.
Twitter Now Testing Setting for Limiting Who Can Reply to Tweets
"Beyond limiting 'reply guys, ' this allows the person tweeting to host fireside chats, interviews, and other types of invite-only convos with just a small group or single person", Twitter said in its announcement.
For the uninitiated, the feature lets you view the number of tweets with and without comments. But it's all still a test, at least for now, so it's likely most Twitter users won't even encounter the feature - at least for now.More news: CARES Act funding now available for CTC students
Twitter has a feature rolling in that will stop that and keep the conversation real, like you'd want it to be. "Replies and Retweets of your Tweet will inherit the restrictions you placed on the root Tweet, but Retweets with Comments will not inherit your restrictions", it added.
A "Conversation Participants" option in the window where a tweet is composed will allow users to select who can reply to a tweet. So, we're exploring how we can improve these settings to give people more opportunities to weigh in while still giving people control over the conversations they start. The social media giant asked users to "reply if there's a better app" in a Wednesday tweet sent out shortly after the launch of the "choose your replies" experiment.More news: MS gov condemns church fire amid virus pandemic
You can pick from - "everyone", "only people you follow" and "only people you mention". The feature is live for me on both of the platforms, as you can see in the featured image and the image below.More news: COVID-19 unemployment claims approach 39 million since mid-March