Twitter is a popular social hub where you interact with people online. Here, you express your feelings in the form of 140-characters messages called Tweets. After you Tweet about something, people react to it. They may like it, retweet it or make comments on it. Usually, these comments may be compliments or general reactions; however, sometimes they may also contain threats, abusive comments or comments from suspicious accounts that you have blocked. Trust me! There is nothing more frustrating than the time when someone you don’t know or may know tweets something offensive and you just can’t do anything about it. Thankfully, after years of promises of a fix, the social media giant has finally released a new tool called Quality filter to remove such unwanted comments. Here’s how to enable Twitter quality filter:
How to enable Twitter quality filter
Via the website
To enable Twitter quality filter via the website:
- Log in to your official Twitter account on Twitter.com
- Click on the Notifications tab, and then Settings at the top of the column or click here to directly navigate to your account’s notification settings page
- From here, you can enable the Quality filter option as well limit your notifications only to the users you follow by checking the either box
- Once you’re done, click Save Changes
From the mobile app
You can also enable the filter from mobile app. For this, you’ve to follow some simple steps mentioned below:
- Open the mobile app
- Select the Notifications tab
- If you are a iOS user, tap the gear icon in the top-left corner and then Notification settings
- Android users should tap the menu icon in the bottom-right corner and then Notification Settings
- Toggle the Quality Filter switch On
What exactly gets filtered?
To be frank, it’s not exactly clear. A Twitter support page detailing the new filter states that it will improve the quality of Tweets you see by using a variety of signals like behavior and account origin.
On the other hand, the mobile app details a better description of what the new filter does.
According to the description, “Quality filtering aims to improve your Twitter experience by removing Tweets that contain threats, offensive or abusive language, plagiarized, or are sent from accounts that are suspicious or that you’ve muted from your notification timeline.”
This means, if someone starts making ridiculous and hateful statements at you, you don’t have to worry! Just enable Twitter quality filter and let Twitter’s new tool take care of the rest.
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