Twitter is trying to hide abusive direct messages
Muhammad Mubeen Javed
Twitter is going to improve the user experience by hiding abusive Direct Messages.
The company is working on a procedure to hide abusive direct messages which users could find annoying or upsetting. It will be helpful if you receive direct messages from anyone and not only your followers.
There is already an option “quality filter” for direct messages on Twitter, which hides messages that they consider inappropriate. This new approach is going to be more refined. The Twitter team has posted a GIF on social media that shows how the new method works.
The “Messages Requests” tab filter the messages received from people you don’t follow. Now the users will have a new tab that filters messages and spam that may contain offensive content. The user will only get a notification “This message is hidden because it may contain offensive content” instead of seeing a preview of the messages. The user can choose to view the message or quickly delete it.
When this tool becomes reality, it will be the best way of cutting down on toxicity on social media to some extent.