If you have tweeted something which is abusive and has gone viral on the Social Networking site then you will get notifications in regards to that Thread for days together and you had no way of stopping to get those notifications from people who disagree with you or have not liked what you have Tweeted.
Twitter is now working on taking such tweets with abusive words seriously and is working on providing with users the ability to mute keywords, users, hastags and conversation threads. But the company won’t be giving you this power to mute all threads instead it’s only for those that you are mentioned in.
Users will have the ability to mute keywords, individual users, hashtags, and conversation threads. But note that you won’t have this power over all threads; instead, it’s only for those that you’re mentioned in.
Want to stop getting notifications for Tweets that contain certain words, usernames, or hashtags? We're giving you that control. pic.twitter.com/awoNHUYbTG
— Twitter Safety (@TwitterSafety) November 15, 2016
The company also confirms that it has already retrained all its support teams in regards to the harassment policies and implemented an ongoing refresher program. Twitter says that the goal is a “faster and more transparent process.”
However the company feels that this might not stop online harassment completely but Twitter is taking these kind of abusive Tweets seriously as many people have complained that the company was very complacent in attempting to stop such abusive tweets.
So, what do you think about the latest step taken by Twitter in trying to contain abusive tweets, do let us know in the comments below.