Although Twitter is facing a serious legal problem in India, the Facebook rival continues to work on various new features to add to its platform. Today, a Twitter executive shared the concept of a range of features, from privacy-focused features to user search. If the response is positive, some of these features may soon make their way to the micro-blogging platform.
New Upcoming Twitter Features (Concepts)
People Experience Designer on Twitter, Lena Emara, shared the concepts of four new features on her timeline today. These features are currently only concepts, and Twitter seeks your feedback about improvements, additions, or removals of concepts before these features are made available to the public. You can see the tweet below.
Reminders to Make Account Public
The first concept feature shared by Emara shows an easy way for protected users to make their tweets visible to non-followers. If you have a secure account and reply to a non-follower on Twitter, they won’t be able to see your reply. So, the new feature will remind you of it and help you make your account public easily.
Coming on another, the “Account Breadcrumbs” feature will let users with multiple Twitter accounts seamlessly switch their accounts. The executive shared the concept of a UI that shows an account switcher in the Tweet composition window. In addition, users will be able to get a glimpse of all their account names, handles, and privacy status in one place.
In addition, Emara shared the concepts of two other features that focus on improving user privacy and account discoverability on Twitter. The “Set Privacy” feature, according to the designer, will remind users to double-check and modify conversation control and discoverability settings from time to time.
The “Discover Me (or Not)” feature, on the other hand, will notify users when their accounts appear in search results on the platform. Twitter will soon let you choose whether they want to be found via search and may even set a time limit for the option.
Plus, if someone harasses you by searching for a user’s name, you’ll get a notification that reads, “Need help limiting negative conversations? We’ve closed 5 accounts for breaking our rules after finding your username. Want to change how people find you?” It aims to reduce online harassment and improve discoverability.
So, these were some of the new features that Twitter might introduce in the coming days. However, as Emara says, these are “very early concepts” and “are not being made (yet?)”. Hence, the company needs feedback from you to go ahead with the ideas.