Conversation settings are an exciting way to have — you guessed it — conversations on Twitter.
Starting a conversation on Twitter with these new settings allows for more control by allowing you to choose who can reply to your Tweets: everyone (the default setting), people you follow, or only people you mention. Using conversation settings frees you up so you can engage in more meaningful conversations and avoid unwelcome replies.
News outlets and journalists have been quick to adopt this new feature, using conversation settings to conduct one-on-one interviews, have conversations as a reporting team, and host panel discussions. “Conversation settings enables newsrooms to host meaningful public conversations with their journalists and guests in a streamlined way,” says Niketa Patel, senior news partnerships manager at Twitter.
Here’s how Reuters, “Meet the Press,” and Axios are using these settings to start engaging conversations on Twitter.