- Twitters “remove this follower” feature to give users power over their followers
- Twitter to introduce a number of anti-abuse tools
Currently, the only way to stop someone from receiving your tweets and notifications is to block and unblock them however this coming privacy update is set to take away all that hustle.
To remove a follower, users will have to:
- Open their profile,
- Select “Followers”, choose the three-dot icon to the right of the follower’s name.
- Select “Remove this follower”.
Remove this follower feature will go a long way in reducing bullying and other social media abuses on the platform which has become rampant on the platform here in Zimbabwe.
Twitter’s “remove this follower’ feature joins other anti-abuse features the company is working on including a safety mode that limits unwelcome tweets by automatically blocking accounts for seven days for using the potentially harmful language including hateful remarks, insults or sending repetitive and uninvited replies or mentions.
We would love to see other social media platforms introducing such features as it gives users a quick and easy way to react when they have been cyber-abused.
Other social privacy features include letting users hide their public likes, allowing users to archive old tweets after a set amount of time and lastly a feature that will let you remove yourself from a conversation.