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A new Hide Tweet button has been spotted in Twitters code

Twitter confirmed it has in development a new Hide Tweet option, but has yet to provide more detail about its plans for the feature. The new option, spotted in Twitters code, is available from a list of moderation choices that appear when you click the Share button on a tweet a button whose icon has also been given a refresh, it seems. Like it sounds, Hide Tweet appears to function as an alternative to muting or blocking a user, while still offering some control over a conversation.
Related to this, an option to View Hidden Tweets was also found to be in the works. This appears to allow a user to unhide those tweets that were previously hidden.
The Hide Tweet feature was first discovered by Jane Manchun Wong, who tweeted about her findings on Thursday.
Wong says she found the feature within the code of the Twitter Android application. That means its not necessarily something Twitter will release publicly, but has at least thought about seriously enough to develop.
Reached for comment earlier today, Twitter told us some employees would soon tweet out more context about the feature. As of the time of writing, those explanations had not gone live.


Twitter is testing replies moderation. It lets you to hide replies under your tweets, while providing an option to show the hidden replies pic.twitter.com/dE19w4TLtp
Jane Manchun Wong (@wongmjane) February 28, 2019
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