The new Twitter convo tool lets accounts select who can @mention reply to your tweets. The options include either: Everyone, People you follow, or Only people you mention. The latter option makes it so that if a social media account doesn’t mention anyone, nobody can respond.
This is still a tool Twitter is testing, and the company has only rolled it out to a certain percentage of users globally, so this is likely not a permanent solution. But given the proliferation of The Last of Us 2 spoilers in such a short amount of time, it is a useful tool to help anyone who doesn’t wish to see spoilers under every new Tweet or update from Naughty Dog.While Twitter’s tool may change further along in testing, right now it’s looking like a potential way to prevent spoilers from proliferating online. Or at least directly underneath tweets that fans are most likely going to see.
Matt Kim is a reporter for IGN.