Twitter is implementing a small change to the platform that will allow you to change the settings of your tweet, even after you post it.
Yes, you will be able to edit the settings to change who can reply to your tweet. So if you made a mistake when publishing it, you will have a second chance to correct this detail.
The Twitter team shared a small update that allows you to correct your tweet after posting it. No, it’s not about “editing the tweet”, the feature that all Twitter users have been requesting for a long time, but it allows you to change its settings.
— Twitter Safety (@TwitterSafety) July 13, 2021
When we are writing a tweet we can specify some configuration options before publishing it. And one of them allows us to determine who can reply to our tweet: everyone, the people we follow, or only the people we mention.
However, we don’t always take this detail into account when we go to publish a tweet. And when replies start coming in from all over the world we realize that we did not specify the “Who can reply” settings.
A problem that already has a solution, since Twitter now allows us to change this configuration option, even when we have already published the tweet. As you can see in the image above, you just need to click on the three dots menu and choose “Change who can reply”.
Once we choose this option, Twitter will take us to the corresponding menu to make the desired change in the tweet. It’s as simple as that. It is a useful dynamic whether we have forgotten to change this setting or if they are taking advantage of the tweet to provoke or harass us.
In that case, we can quickly change it to the “people we follow” or “people we mention”, and thus prevent any user from being able to reply to the tweet. This Twitter change is already being implemented in both the iOS and Android apps.