Twitter Testing New Filter to Block Abusive Replies and Tweets

Tajammul Pangarkar
Tajammul Pangarkar

Updated · Aug 19, 2019

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Twitter is testing a new filter that will automatically block the Abusive replies and Tweets. The company posted a short GIF on the official handle explaining the feature. As the feature is in testing mode, not all of the users will have access to this feature. But, the same option is available in the “Message requests” section of the Android and iOS app. The messages received from the unknown twitter users are stored in the Message Requests section. The receiver has the option to read and reply to the third-party messages. But the new option, if enabled will filter out the abusive messages.

It is common for most of the females and others to receive such vulgar and abusive messages in the Message Requests section. There was no option for users other than to ignore or block the sender. But now, the new filter will automatically filter out the messages that it thinks are Abusive or vulgar. To enable the feature, the users will have to navigate to the Message Requests or DM Requests and then enable “additional messages, including those that may contain offensive content” option. Once enabled, all the abusive messages will get filtered and then the users will have the option to delete them.

It’s been a long time since Twitter is experimenting with the conversation filters. In 2017, the company introduced the filter that collapses the replies from a conversation. Not just the regular conversations on a popular tweet, but the offensive conversations are hidden most of the time. There is a small button that you have to click to see the abusive replies. The new test filter is just limited to the Direct Messages from unknown senders. Currently, the feature is in the testing mode and is likely to be released publicly.

Tajammul Pangarkar

Tajammul Pangarkar

Tajammul Pangarkar is a CMO at Prudour Pvt Ltd. Tajammul longstanding experience in the fields of mobile technology and industry research is often reflected in his insightful body of work. His interest lies in understanding tech trends, dissecting mobile applications, and raising general awareness of technical know-how. He frequently contributes to numerous industry-specific magazines and forums. When he’s not ruminating about various happenings in the tech world, he can usually be found indulging in his next favorite interest - table tennis.