Threads customers can now exert extra management over who can quote their posts.

This builds on a function that already permits Threads customers to restrict who can reply to their posts (competing companies like X and Bluesky provide related reply controls). Threads outlined its plans for quote controls final month, and final evening Adam Mosseri — who leads each Threads and Instagram for father or mother firm Meta — announced that the feature is available to all users.

“I hope it will assist hold Threads a extra constructive place and provides individuals extra management over their expertise,” Mosseri wrote.

As of Saturday morning, the flexibility to restrict quotes isn’t exhibiting up after I log into Threads on my desktop internet browser, however it’s accessible within the Threads cellular app. Quote and reply controls look like bundled collectively in a single dropdown menu, the place customers can open the dialog to “Anybody,” or restrict it to “Profiles you observe” or “Talked about solely.” These controls ought to make it more durable to “dunk” on others, the place customers quote another person’s put up in an effort to make them look dumb.

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“However dunking is nice!” you say. “I want to have the ability to inform my followers when somebody on X/Threads/Bluesky/Mastodon has posted one thing dumb, offensive, or silly.”

Truthful sufficient: After I’m not the one being destroyed, I get pleasure from a very good dunk as a lot as anybody. Fortunately, the flexibility to screenshot and share somebody’s put up whereas explaining why it’s dumb/offensive/in any other case objectionable nonetheless exists. This simply makes it much less seemingly {that a} succession of dunks will make the unique put up go viral.

And it implies that in concept, the unique poster can scroll on, blissfully wherever that somebody on the web is perhaps saying imply issues about them.