Twitter to Hide Abusive Direct Messages

Twitter is working actively to introduce a new feature that will automatically hide direct messages that its automated systems find could be upsetting or annoying. The company has posted in a short GIF posted that the new section will be available in the app’s existing “Message requests” folder, there Twitter will put the abusive messages that are received from the users you don’t follow.

From there, you will be able to see the option of viewing “additional messages, including those that may contain offensive content,” Twitter will also make you able to quickly delete any messages that you are not willing to see.

Twitter to Hide Abusive Messages

In 2017, Twitter also introduced similar filtering feature for replies. With the help of this new feature, you will also be able to choose between opening the message and deleting it unread.

According to Twitter, this new feature will be beneficial especially for women who receive abusive DMs. Last year, TNW notes, Twitter as home to “the world’s biggest dataset of online abuse targeting women.”

It has been reported that testing a new way to hide abusive direct messages will be rolled out in the same week. We appreciate this action taken by Twitter.

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