Twitter's verified users can now filter out mentions from regular users

Do you like to mention celebrities on Twitter in the hopes that they'll one day respond? Well, the thrill of getting a reply tweet from them may soon be a thing of the past, as Twitter recently announced a new feature that lets verified users sift through their mentions.

Specifically, verified users now have new options for filtering mentions from unverified users (aka a regular user/average person) and spam bots. How is this possible, you may ask? In the Connect tab on the web, Twitter has added the ability to toggle between three categories: all, filtered and verified.

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"Selecting 'Filtered' will show mentions based on an algorithm we use to filter out spam, and choosing 'Verified' means they’ll only see mentions from other verified accounts," explained Twitter in a blog post.

Twitter also said that it plans to roll out the feature to mobile. The purpose is to help verified users - whether on mobile or the web - better monitor and engage with others on Twitter. However, it also means celebrities on Twitter will have the ability to tune out their fans.