The irritant issue of trolls on Twitter has been an impending issue. One tweet against a political big-wig or a celebrity, and fanboys raid your notifications with abuses, slur, threats and potshots. In a bid to tackle this issue more effectively, Twitter has just announced a slew of upgrades to its blocking feature and have also enhanced their report abuse policy. Also Read - Twitter Bug Bounty Contest to offer $3500 cash prize for detecting algorithm biasAlso Read - COVID-19 third wave: Twitter shuts offices as coronavirus cases rise
Twitter has improved its blocking feature by showing you the entire list of blocked people through your settings menu. You can even edit the block list directly from there, evading the need to rely on third-party apps to keep a track of this. The blocking feature completely obstructs the user from finding you on Twitter and seeing your profile. Also Read - Twitter Voice Tweets rolling out for iOS: What are they, how to send
They have also changed the way you report abusive tweets. The process has been simplified and now flagging tweets has been made extremely easy. See the video below to understand how it works.
Starting today we’re rolling out an improved way to flag abusive Tweets. See how it works. https://t.co/Yf6cStz0z1
Twitter Support (@Support) December 2, 2014
These updates have been rolled to only a few users (not revealing whom), and in the coming weeks, the updates will be rolled out to everyone across the globe. Twitter also hints on additional user controls, further improvements to reporting and new enforcement procedures for abusive accounts in the future.
The company has been rolling out a slew of updates recently. Today, they released Instagram-style photo filters. Apart from that, they have even tried to bring back the dying DM feature, by upgrading it with new abilities. They even introduced a new and improved search engine that allows you to search every tweet ever sent since its inception.