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Twitter‘s latest changlog for its official iOS app lists fixing a bug that will solve a Direct Message problem, alongside a launch issue, for those with an Apple Watch …
… but the update contains a whole bunch of new security features – too.
Determined to reduce the impact so-called ‘trolls’ have on its online community, the company announced this week that several changes to its mobile apps will, over the next few weeks, aim to further prevent abuse from spreading across its platform.
“We’re working to identify accounts as they’re engaging in abusive behavior, even if this behavior hasn’t been reported to us,” the company writes.
Twitter says that it has begun taking proactive action against the spread of online abuse by ‘limiting’ certain account functionality for a set amount of time.
These blocks could come into effect if an account is considered to be “repeatedly [t]weeting without solicitation at non-followers” or “engaging in patterns of abusive behavior that is in violation of the Twitter Rules,” it says.
In addition, the service will be adding a number of additional tools to its mobile apps.
Per the announcement:
We’re also introducing new filtering options for your notifications to give you more control over what you see from certain types of accounts, like those without a profile photo, unverified email addresses or phone numbers.
“Many people requested more filter options for their notifications, and we’re excited to bring these to everyone on Twitter,” the firm writes.
Support for the above updates will continue to roll out – over the coming weeks.
Learn more at The Twitter Blog.
In an attempt to merge the worlds of music, design and journalism, Arron is perhaps best known for founding online news brand: RazorianFly; a hobby which grew to attract a monthly audience of 120K.