Twitter users will have more control over mentions soon

Kevin Okemwa

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Mentions are a great way to get the attention of other Twitter users. When you mention someone, they’ll receive a notification letting them know that you’ve mentioned them. This is a great way to connect with people and build relationships. However, there are some instances when some users abuse it to spam your account by tagging you in things that you might not be particularly interested in.

But now, there seems to be a light at the end of the tunnel. Jane Manchun Wong, a privacy researcher, and engineer, Twitter users may soon be able to control who can mention them.

Based on the Tweet shared, it appears that when this feature rolls out the users will have two options for controlling mentions. First up, is that you can allow everyone to mention you, however, this does not apply to those users that you have already blocked. And finally, you can choose to only let those users that you follow mention you.

In other Twitter related news, the company recently rolled out broad support for mixed media posts. Share your thoughts with us regarding this new feature in the comment section below.