Twitter now lets you hide replies to your tweets

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(CNN) — Twitter is letting its users censor some of the replies they receive on their posts.

Thursday, the company announced it’s rolling out a feature that allows all users to hide unwanted replies.

To use the feature users just need to tap the gray icon that appears on a post and select ‘hide reply.’

Replies will then be moved to a different page instead of being placed right under the main tweet.

Those moved replies can still be viewed by other users.

Twitter will also ask the user if they want to block the person whose reply they just hid.

Twitter hopes the changes will make the platform less toxic.

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