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Twitter rolls out more safety features

Twitter rolls out more safety features

Twitter announced that it’s rolling out a couple new features to help users protect their accounts and restore access. They’re launching a new password reset experience and improved identification and blocking of suspicious logins. The company says it knows people have trouble accessing their accounts, and they want to get them back to it quickly and more securely.

Twitter rolls out more safety features
Twitter rolls out more safety features

“The new process (for password reset) lets you choose the email address or phone number associated with your account where you’d like us to send your reset information,” says Twitter’s Mollie Vandor. “That way, whether you’ve recently changed your phone number, or are traveling with limited access to your devices, or had an old email address connected to your Twitter account, you’ve got options. We’ve also made it easier to reset a lost password on your iOS or Android device and have added some customized tips to help you strengthen your account security in the future.”

Twitter rolls out more safety features to tackle trolls

Twiter has announced a few new safety features aimed at reducing abusive content and improving user-experience on its social platform. Users now have access to filtering options which provide more control over what you see from certain types of accounts, like those that don’t have a profile image, or haven’t verified their email address or phone number. The company has also expanded the mute feature that was initially announced back in November, which allows you to remove certain keywords, phrases, or entire conversations from your notifications. You are now able to mute directly from your timeline and can also set a time period for how long the content will be muted.

Twitter rolls out new safety updates

Twitter rolls out more safety features
Twitter rolls out new safety updates

Twitter on Wednesday announced its latest effort to beef up safety and curb harassment. The company said it is using algorithms to detect abusive behavior, giving users new filtering tools and being more transparent in the reporting process. Twitter’s announcement comes amid a larger effort to mitigate harassment and abuse. Twitter has been criticized over the past several years for the proliferation of harassment, which culminated in high-profile users such as actress Leslie Jones temporarily leaving Twitter after enduring significant abuse.

  • Twitter Rolls Out New Safety Features – Twitter is taking steps to identify people who have been permanently suspended and stop them from creating new accounts. This focuses more effectively on some of the most prevalent and damaging forms of behavior, particularly accounts that are created only to abuse and harass others.

  • Introducing safer search results – Twitter is also working on ‘safe search’ which removes Tweets that contain potentially sensitive content and Tweets from blocked and muted accounts from search results. While this type of content will be discoverable if you want to find it, it won’t clutter search results any longer. Learn more in our help center.

  • Collapsing potentially abusive or low-quality Tweets – The team has also been working on identifying and collapsing potentially abusive and low-quality replies so the most relevant conversations are brought forward. These Tweet replies will still be accessible to those who seek them out. This can be expected to roll out in the coming weeks.

Twitter introduces new safety features

Twitter rolls out more safety features
Twitter introduces new safety features

Social media giant Twitter recently introduced safety features on its platform. The safety features include stopping the creation of new abusive accounts, introducing safer search results, and collapsing potentially abusive or low-quality tweets. Last week, it introduced an improvement in reporting abusive tweets that gives people experiencing targeted harassment more ways to report it. Twitter began building on this initiative in November, and is continuing to work on ways to give people more control over what they see on the platform.

    • Introducing safer search results – Twitter is also working on ‘safe search’ which removes tweets that contain potentially sensitive content and tweets from blocked and muted accounts from search results. While this type of content will be discoverable if you want to find it, it won’t clutter search results any longer.

    • Stopping the creation of new abusive accounts – The internet giant is taking steps to identify people who have been permanently suspended and stop them from creating new accounts. This focuses more effectively on more prevalent and damaging forms of behaviour, particularly accounts that are created only to abuse and harass others.

    • Collapsing potentially abusive or low-quality tweets – The team has also been working on identifying and collapsing potentially abusive and low-quality replies so the most relevant conversations are brought forward. These tweet replies will still be accessible to those who seek them out. This can be expected to roll out in the coming weeks.

In the days to come, Twitter announced that the company will continue to roll out product changes – some changes will be visible and some less so. With every change, the site is looking forward to learn, iterate and continue to move at this speed until it has made a significant impact that people can feel.

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