Now, reading original tweets from any Twitter user when you visit their profiles is made easier, as Twitter has just introduced a new option on their site. This handy feature allows you to see your friend or any other Twitter user’s original tweets – and none of the lengthy exchanges or replies below the tweets – when you visit their profile page. Even with this ‘no replies’ feature, however, you still retain the option to read up on any Twitter user’s “back and forth exchanges they have with other Twitter users”. The No Replies functionality works only for verified accounts, which means that if you visit any of the profiles of these accounts, such as @Nascar or @Pepsi, you will see a button with the options “all/no replies” at the topmost part of the feed.
Product Team Director Michael Sippey has published information about the new feature over at the Twitter blog, saying that the new profile will be rolled out to verified accounts in future weeks. Sippey also expects this feature to be helpful in understanding the nature of content being shared by verified users on the site and what Tweets are visible once other users start to follow them. There is no update yet if Twitter plans to roll out the feature to a greater number of profile pages or include unverified accounts, but as of date the option is visible only on verified accounts.
Verified Twitter accounts are those accounts verified by Twitter to make sure that people find the right organizations or personalities. Many of these verified accounts are associated with the music, acting, fashion, and advertising industries as well as those in politics, government, media and journalism. Requests for verification from general Twitter users are currently not accepted.
The No Replies feature is currently available on the Twitter web interface. No word has been released yet whether this feature will be available to mobile Twitter anytime soon.