Twitter gains features to limit notifications and filter out lower-quality content

By , Aug 19, 2016

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Twitter continues adding features to let users control and personalize their experience on the service with yesterday’s announcement of a new quality filter and notification settings.

Now available in Twitter 6.6 for iOS, the new content quality switch allows you to optionally weed out lower-quality tweets from your feed, notifications and other parts of your Twitter experience.

“It does not filter content from people you follow or accounts you’ve recently interacted with – and depending on your preferences, you can turn it on or off in your notifications settings,” cautioned the service.

Quality filter

Twitter started experimenting with the quality filter last year and now they’re bringing this feature to everyone. After enabling it in Notifications → Settings → Quality Filter, things like duplicate tweets and content that appears to be automated will no longer be pushed as notifications nor will it appear on Twitter’s mobile app and the website.

New notification settings

If you prefer not to see notifications from everyone, you can at last limit alerts to just the people you follow with a new switch in settings. By the way, your notifications settings are now easier to access directly from the app’s Notifications tab.

To get these new features, you must update your copy of Twitter for iOS to version 6.6, now live on the App Store.

Combating violent extremism

Twitter shared new stats highlighting its efforts to combat violent extremism.

Specifically, the company has suspended an additional 235,000 accounts for violating its policies related to promotion of terrorism in the past six months. Between mid-2015 and February 2016, it had suspended 125,000+ accounts for promoting terrorism and violence.

“We strongly condemn these acts and remain committed to eliminating the promotion of violence or terrorism on our platform,“ wrote Twitter in another post.

Source: Twitter

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