Twitter is testing new prompts on iOS and Android that warn earlier than you soar right into a dialog that would get heated. In a single instance, there’s a immediate dropped proper right into a dialog in progress that claims “conversations like this may be intense.” In one other, which looks as if it seems in the event you attempt to reply to a kind of intense conversations, is titled “let’s look out for one another” and lays out three bullet factors to encourage empathetic and fact-based conversations.
You will get a take a look at the prompts within the tweet under:
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 might get heated or intense.
It is a work in progress as we learn to higher assist wholesome dialog. pic.twitter.com/x6Nsn3HPu1
— Twitter Help (@TwitterSupport) October 6, 2021
The prompts are the corporate’s newest try to cut back the persistent harassment and abuse on the platform. One different immediate, for instance, warns you earlier than you tweet one thing that might be offensive. Twitter additionally would possibly present a immediate in the event you attempt to retweet an article it thinks you haven’t read, which might assist lower the unfold of misinformation. Whereas they may 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, in the event you’re unsure in the event you ought to submit one thing, the very best pre-tweet immediate is the one which Twitter gained’t present you: by no means tweet.