First, Events. Now, on Android, iOS and the web, events from accounts you’ve locked or muted will not appear in the Explore tab, the “What’s going on” sidebar, and event-based emails or notifications.
— Twitter Support (@TwitterSupport) January 11, 2022
On the web and iOS and Android apps, you will no longer see events from muted and blocked accounts in the Explore tab or the What’s Happening sidebar. Nor should they appear in platform emails or event-based notifications.
This is a welcome and long-awaited change that should give users more control over what they see on the platform, as they’ll have an extra guarantee that accounts they don’t want to hear from won’t show up outside their timeline. It should also help people avoid sidebar spoilers if they mute the name of a show or game. Given the wording of the tweets about this update, it appears that Twitter is looking at more ways to delete tweets from muted and blocked accounts and keywords.
Twitter has tested or rolled out other features to prevent harassment in recent months. He experimented with a safe mode that automatically and temporarily blocks accounts that “may use harmful language or send repetitive, uninvited responses.” In October, it added a way to remove an unwanted follower without having to block them first.
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