Tech & Science Twitter lets users mute notifications from unknown accounts

07:55  11 july  2017
07:55  11 july  2017 Source:   Reuters

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Have an account ? Remember me · Forgot password? New to Twitter ? I've heavily used the mute option for years, how is this new or news?

Log in to Twitter . Remember me · Forgot password? Don't have an account ? Sign up ». Close. Replying to @Reuters. How do i mute this one? Jk.

File photo of the Twitter logo displayed on a screen on the floor of the NYSE © REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File Photo File photo of the Twitter logo displayed on a screen on the floor of the NYSE Twitter Inc (TWTR.N), in its latest step to curb abusive behavior on its platform, rolled out new features on Monday to help users disable notifications from accounts that they want to avoid.

The microblogging website said its "advanced filter settings" will now have options for users to mute notifications from accounts that they do not follow as well as from accounts that do not follow them. (http://bit.ly/2tABSdf)

Users can also filter lower-quality content from notifications such as content that appears to be automated and mute notifications related to certain words and phrases.

Twitter had said in March that it would introduce new filtering options for notifications to allow users to limit what they see from certain types of accounts, such as those that do not have a profile photo.

Twitter and rival Facebook Inc (FB.O) have been facing a barrage of criticism for failing to tackle cyber-bullying, fake news and extremist propaganda on their platforms.

(Reporting by Rishika Sadam in Bengaluru; Editing by Anil D'Silva)

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