Users May Now Delete Unwanted Mentions On Twitter

Unmentioning, a new feature that will let users remove themselves from chats, is being rolled out by Twitter.
SIA Team
July 12, 2022

With the help of a brand-new tool called unmentioning, Twitter now lets users remove their tags from messages.

This feature enables individuals to withdraw from a conversation they do not wish to be a part of.

To do this users are advised to tap the three-dot menu at the upper right of the tweet, choose “leave this conversation,” and then confirm their choice to “unmention yourself”.

It’s an improvement over muting a chat because it takes away the reference to the specified person’s account and stops others from bringing up the subject again.

The launch of unmentioning isn’t something the firm takes lightly given how it brings a novel feature to Twitter.

Unmentioning, which had a June 2021 preview, is now available following a protracted period of development and user feedback.

Comparing the final version to the preview from the previous year. Even more protection against unwanted mentions was promised by Twitter, including the option to block mentions from users you don’t follow.

However, it’s unclear if that feature was dropped or if it will eventually be included. Right now, there is no proactive way to prevent individuals from discussing you. Only after the fact can you take action.