Twitter launches its anti-abuse filter for Direct Messages


twitter rolls out its spam and abuse filter for Direct Messages, a month and a half after the corporate announced it had began testing the operate. The filter is offered on the iOS, Android and internet apps from Twitter.

The filter provides a brand new view to the inbox for extra messages, the place DM & # 39; s from folks you don't observe. If you happen to click on on it, messages which will comprise offensive content material can even cover their previews, with an choice to delete the message with out opening it first.

The brand new DM filter is beneficial for individuals who need to preserve their Twitter messages open, however (like most individuals) don't need to see offensive content material. Nevertheless, the function feels far too late, since offensive messages are so widespread amongst customers with open inboxes that exterior builders have launched their very own filtering instruments, together with a just lately launched plug-in that detects and removes dick photos.

Earlier this month additionally Twitter has released the Hide Answers feature in the US and Canada after testing in Canada. It offers customers the choice to decide on solutions to a tweet to cover, however doesn’t delete them. As a substitute, they’re nonetheless seen in a separate view that’s linked to a button within the unique tweet.

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