Twitter has undergone a series of changes ever since a new CEO was appointed to lead the dwindling social networking giant.
One of the latest changes to come in affects the platform’s methods of dealing with abusive tweets. Former Twitter boss Dick Costolo previously pointed out that the social network was the worst at dealing with user abuse. Critics have followed through, accusing the company of failure to come in and mediate over interactions in a bid to prevent any form of abuse or personal attacks.
If you feel someone on Twitter is somehow harassing you, the company has an option that lets you flag their abusive tweets so that the team at Twitter can go through them. Well, this is going to change as from today thanks to a new version of Twitter that brings a new feature. Those using the application on desktops, Android or iOS devices will from now henceforth be able to select multiple Tweets in one report. With this, the safety team at Twitter will be prompted to act fast by deleting the account of the accused or going ahead with an IP ban, among other disciplinary measures.
In Twitter’s view, the updated version will make life a lot easier for those using the application as well as the Twitter safety team. For starters, the company notes that investigations will now be shorter as the team will no longer be required to scan the entire profile of the accused in cases where only one tweet has been reported as an abuse. In addition, those who feel abused on the platform will no longer have to send multiple reports that may end up being taken care of by a different member of the Twitter safety team.
With the new feature, users will now be able to report all kinds of abuses at once. Furthermore, the safety team will be able to handle these multiple requests as a whole in a bid to determine what exactly happened.
More safety and security updates coming soon
As it seems, this is not the only update that Twitter will be pushing out. According to the social networking giant, the platform will keep on receiving more safety and security updates in the coming days. However, there is no word of what exactly will be contained in these updates or rather what they will address.
The ability to report multiple abusive tweets will be rolling out to Android, iOS and desktop users in the coming weeks. At the moment, nothing can be confirmed about other operating systems that are compatible with Twitter, but hopefully, these features will be availed to all supported platforms.