Twitter is experimenting with a tool that alerts users when conversations are likely to become heated


Over the summer, Twitter revealed a lot of experimental features and testing, and it doesn’t appear that its ambitions are slowing down anytime soon. This time, the business said that it is experimenting with a prompt that will show for mobile users when they are in the middle of a chat that “may get heated or aggressive.”

The feature test was announced on Twitter Support, where the business states that it is presently “a work in progress.” The prompt is straightforward: it appears as a light blue banner over the tweet’s replies, reading, “Heads up: Conversations like these can be intense.”

Additional information is revealed through a pop-up prompt, which includes reminders to “remember the human” on the other side of the screen, as well as to examine facts and have an open mind regarding other users’ viewpoints on a topic. Users who want to continue the chat can do so by using the “count me in” button.

Users who want to use the site but avoid the platform’s typically acrimonious debates may find the functionality handy. This could help users with mental health difficulties, for example, avoid having interactions that make them irritable or anxious.

Users on iOS and Android will receive the new prompt. However, it’s unclear how many people will see it. As with any experimental feature, it’s possible that it’ll alter dramatically before it’s released to the general public, assuming it’s released at all.