Twitter will launch a security feature that will allow users to temporarily block accounts for seven days for using harmful language or sending unwanted replies, the social media platform reported on Wednesday.
once the Safety mode is enabled, Twitter systems will check the tweet content to assess the likelihood of a negative engagement and the relationship between the author and the respondent.
Accounts you frequently interact with won’t automatically be blocked, the company said, as it takes into account existing relationships.
Twitter has already taken several steps to address harassment on its website, which often occurs in unsolicited responses targeting women and minorities.
“We want people on Twitter to enjoy healthy conversations, so we’re limiting the oppressive and unwanted interactions that can interrupt those conversations,” the company said.
Safe Mode can be turned on in settings and will be available for a small group of feedback on iOS, Android and Twitter.com, starting with accounts that have English language settings turned on, Twitter said.
Twitter also introduced the Super Follows feature on its social media platform on Wednesday, which would allow creators to generate monthly revenue by sharing exclusive subscriber content with their followers.
People in the US and Canada who use iOS can track a select group of people within the US, the company said, adding that it would roll out the feature to people using iOS globally in the coming weeks.
Creators can set a monthly subscription of $2.99 (about Rs. 220), $4.99 (about Rs. 360) or $9.99 (about Rs. 730) per month to monetize bonuses, content from behind the scenes to their most engaged followers through the feature, Twitter said.
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