Some would say this is a bit of a loose function, but it has been a long time since a tool said to soft block was expected on Twitter. The microblogging network is testing a feature, which should logically be perpetuated, allowing a user to be discreetly removed from your subscribers without having to block him and without this being communicated to him. He will therefore no longer be able to see your tweets, at least until the maneuver is obvious to him, in which case he will be able to subscribe to your profile again. Unless your account is protected.
Twitter had previously only allowed hard blocking of a user. He was then informed, by accessing your profile, that you had prevented him from following your account. When some of your tweets appear in the timeline of a tweet that you had blocked, a message stated that you could not view the content of the tweet.
Moreover, the social network is not stingy with new features to protect its users. It recently launched a feature to opt out of a conversation or prevent further mention for a certain period of time. Add to that the function allowing to control who can reply to one of our tweets, which appeared several months ago and which allows to considerably reduce the number of unwanted interactions. Yet another tool allows users to reread their tweet before sending when the algorithm detects that the comments made are offensive. Twitter is also planning to develop a function to archive its own tweets after a certain time, in order to avoid that they are later exhumed to harm.
While we’re at it, note that Twitter has also undergone a small cosmetic update. Tweets now expand to occupy “full width of the timeline, allowing your photos, GIFs and videos to benefit from more visibility”. A function which leaves us for the moment a little dubious, giving the feeling of a very cluttered page.
Now testing on iOS:
Edge to edge Tweets that span the width of the timeline so your photos, GIFs, and videos can have more room to shine. pic.twitter.com/luAHoPjjlY
— Twitter Support (@TwitterSupport) September 7, 2021
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