Here’s How You Can Mute Trolls on Twitter Easily

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Like any other social media company, Twitter is still working hard towards fighting trolls on its platform, and putting a foot forward in the battle, the company has added a few more filters to its existing list of advanced notification filters.

Twitter has added two new categories to the advanced filters using which users can mute certain categories of profiles on Twitter.

In March 2017, the social networking website added advanced notification filters which muted notifications from users who were included the following categories:

  • Who You don’t follow
  • Who has a default profile photo
  • Who haven’t confirmed their email
  • Who hasn’t confirmed their phone number

In the new update to Twitter, the following categories have been added to the advanced filters:

  • Users who don’t follow you
  • Users with a new account

How to Access Twitter’s Advanced Filters?

On the Twitter app, tap on your profile picture to access Twitter’s account menu and tap on ‘Settings and Privacy’.

Find ‘Notifications’ on the next screen and tap on it. Now find ‘Advanced filters’ under the Filters sub-head. On the next screen, you’ll be presented with six category options that have been listed above.

Users can choose from among the available categories and mute the Twitter profiles they want.

The San Fransisco-based social media network drew a lot of flak from public last year due to their failure to address abuse on their platform as well as their slow reactions to reports.

In January 2017, the company announced that they’ll be stepping up efforts and will be rolling out regular updates to Twitter in order to make it a safer online community.

Talking about Twitter’s initiative to fight cyber bullies, Ed Ho, GM at the company, had stated, “We stand for freedom of expression and people being able to see all sides of any topic. That’s put in jeopardy when abuse and harassment stifle and silence those voices. We won’t tolerate it and we’re launching new efforts to stop it.”

The statement was followed with actions as Twitter started ramping up its features to fight bullies and trolls on the internet and make it a place where every user feels safe to voice their opinions.

In other news, the Twitter has also started a joint initiative with other tech companies like Facebook, Microsoft and YouTube to fight terrorism-related and similar explicit content on their platforms.

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