October 7 (WNN) — Twitter is testing a new feature that will warn users when they enter controversial — or “intense” — conversations on the social platform.
The company announced the test on Wednesday and said the feature is designed to support “healthy conversations” online.
Signs on Android and iOS systems will inform users if the “conversation environment” is heating up, Twitter said.
The company noted that some of the prompts are aimed at answers and will ask users to “look out for each other”, “remember human” and “diverse perspectives have value”.
To participate in the conversation, users have to click on the prompts.
Twitter last year tested signs advising users to modify potentially harmful comments as a way to combat harassment — a feature similar to what Instagram uses in comment threads.
Twitter has allowed users to block unwanted followers without removing them and has set up a “safety mode” that blocks accounts deemed harmful for seven days.
A year ago, Twitter began removing false or misleading information that undermines public confidence in the US presidential election and other civic processes. Former President Donald Trump is still banned from the stage.