Twitter is testing new prompts on iOS and Android that warn earlier than you soar right into a dialog that might get heated. In a single instance, there’s a immediate dropped proper right into a dialog in progress that claims “conversations like this can be intense.” In one other, which looks as if it seems when you attempt to reply to a kind of intense conversations, is titled “let’s look out for each other” and lays out three bullet factors to encourage empathetic and fact-based conversations.
You may get a take a look at the prompts within the tweet beneath:
Ever wish to know the vibe of a dialog earlier than you take part? We’re testing prompts on Android and iOS that offer you a heads up if the convo you’re about to enter may get heated or intense.
It is a work in progress as we discover ways to higher help wholesome dialog. pic.twitter.com/x6Nsn3HPu1
— Twitter Assist (@TwitterSupport) October 6, 2021
The prompts are the corporate’s newest try to scale back the persistent harassment and abuse on the platform. One different immediate, for instance, warns you earlier than you tweet one thing that is perhaps offensive. Twitter additionally would possibly present a immediate when you attempt to retweet an article it thinks you haven’t learn, which may assist lower the unfold of misinformation. Whereas they could assist forestall some unhealthy tweets from being shared, the rising record of potential warnings to wade via earlier than you tweet is a worrying indicator of all the expertise.
As all the time, when you’re unsure when you ought to submit one thing, one of the best pre-tweet immediate is the one which Twitter received’t present you: by no means tweet.