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Twitter Support Has Updated The Platform’s Community About New Restrictions Added To Muted And Blocked Accounts

Twitter’s hard at work bolstering the mute and block features on the platform, restricting accounts that users have subjected to them from a few other places.

If there’s any platform that needs a block or mute button, it’s Twitter. Or Facebook. Well, Reddit can get horrendous as well, maybe add it to the list as well. WhatsApp has a wealth of annoying users; it really couldn’t go on without a mute setting. You know what? Social media platforms as a whole really cannot be fully tolerated if a block or mute button isn’t somewhere within proximity. It’s not just annoying spammers that one has to worry about nowadays; any number of disagreements over sociopolitical ideologies, fan base arguments, and literally any exchange with unknown individuals can lead to unpleasant interactions that one would rather just avoid for the rest of their online lives. I could honestly name some people I’d rather kick off of my socials at the drop of a hat, but since that just gives incentive to them for an unpleasant real-life interaction, blocking or muting works best. Twitter especially is a platform that’s polluted with the likes of Neo-Nazis, Proud Boys, Trump supporters (I realize that all three of the previously mentioned terms are synonymous; this is the world we live in, everyone). Thus, it stands to reason that anyone would like to block such individuals as thoroughly as possible.

Twitter Support just tweeted out to the Community, stating that they’re adding a few more restrictions to blocked and muted accounts, along with muted keywords, in the interest of helping out those individuals who restricted them in the first place. For starters, Events will no longer feature entries from such accounts, content featuring such keywords and accounts won’t show up in one’s Explore tab, and the “what’s happening” side-bar, along with Twitter’s email updates, will also refrain from both accounts and the relevant keywords. Overall, it’s empowering users to more actively avoid unhealthy content on the platform.

The feature has been rolled out across Android, iOS, and the web interface; effectively, anyone with a Twitter account can now enjoy the full benefits of blocking or muting someone. It’s also nice to see a Twitter update which hasn’t been strictly relegated to iOS or Android exclusively for the first six months, before rolling out elsewhere. At any rate, it’s time for me to go block some relatives with, ahem, verbose ideas about kneeling during football games.


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