We’ve all been guilty of trying to correct that one syllable of a friend’s tweet, or slip through our political agendas on Twitter by hoping no one will notice in time.
This time – Twitter noticed and strikes back.
‘The Twitter’ Strikes Back
The social media platform will no longer tolerate any kind of abusive, harassing and otherwise unwelcomed words. Thanks to its new feature ‘Mute’, users can now sort out any unwanted words from their news feed in a simple click.
Del Harvey, Twitter’s guy responsible for trust and safety, has told the Washington Post that users prioritized more control over notifications and preferred the feature as quick as possible. Since Twitter listens their users, and wants to help them achieve more control over what pops up in their feeds.
So, it was only logical for this ‘Mute’ option to hit the newest updates in no time.
However, the update will not fall from the sky just like that. Instead, as Twitter representatives stated, it will be implemented more widely in a given time.
By using this option, users will have full control over which words and phrases they receive as news. This includes even blocking certain ‘unwanted’ emoji.
The move had its inception in the wake of the recent American Elections, when people started aggressively attacking those who didn’t agree with their political agenda. And while this was seen as the spark, several underlying problems re-surfaced and showed where the Network’s vulnerability lies.
So? Is this good or bad? Vote below.
Latest posts by Adrijan Arsovski (see all)
- Apple Openly Admits to Considering Augmented Reality - Nov 18, 2016
- Facebook Employees to End Fake News in Wake of Donald Trump Election - Nov 17, 2016
- Twitter Strikes Trolls Back: New Mute Button Introduced - Nov 16, 2016