Twitter is going all out to help users deal with online trolls

By Techpads | Last Updated: July 17, 2017- 5:41 pm
Twitter Mute Notification Feature

Twitter had introduced a feature of muting a tweet or an account earlier, its new update takes the control to a higher level.


Social media platforms have always faced criticism due to their lack of being able to control cyber bullying. Cyber bullying, or trolling, has been attempted to be brought under control by sites such as Facebook and Twitter. Although Twitter had introduced a feature of muting a tweet or an account earlier, its new update takes the control to a higher level.

According to the earlier updates, users could only block tweets from accounts that they followed or accounts which followed them. The new update, however, allows users to mute tweets from a wide range of accounts such as accounts which are not followed by you, accounts which do not follow you, new accounts which you do not follow, accounts which have a default profile picture, accounts which do not have a confirmed email ID or phone number.

In addition to this, users also have the freedom to mute tweets that contain certain words and phrases in them. They can also filter out content that is automated or duplicated, and stop notifications for such tweets. If there is an account that a user does not want to interact with, they can permanently disable any notifications from that particular account.

Mute Feature for Twitter

This features is available under the Settings window and one simply has to choose the filter that they want to turn on.

The process of enabling this mute feature is fairly simple. One simply needs to log into their account and can access all the features in the notifications tab on their accounts. The features will be available under the Settings window and one simply has to choose the filter that they want to turn on.

While Twitter has come a long way in tackling online bullies, it still has a number of problems it still needs to tackle such as spam accounts, abusive accounts and fake accounts.  Let us hope it is also able to prevent certain world leaders from tweeting when they are half in their sleep.