Block keywords, hashtags, conversations in Twitter
Posted on 17th November 2016
Following the lead of Youtube and Instagram, Twitter is looking at new ways of filtering harassing or offensive Tweets from your timeline.
Twitter's announcement says: "The amount of abuse, bullying, and harassment we’ve seen across the Internet has risen sharply over the past few years. These behaviours inhibit people from participating on Twitter, or anywhere."
Twitter goes on to say: "We’re enabling you to mute keywords, phrases, and even entire conversations you don’t want to see notifications about, rolling out to everyone in the coming days. This is a feature we’ve heard many of you ask for, and we’re going to keep listening to make it better and more comprehensive over time."
This update won't allow you to hide offensive Tweets from your timeline or search results, but it will be a little bit easier to hide them.
To find out more, visit the Twitter Help Centre.
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