It has been pointed out time and again that Twitter has an abuse problem. The micro-blogging network has reiterated its resolve multiple times to tackle this problem and over the past few months it has taken some concrete steps to bring this situation under control. As part of its initiative to be tough on those who abuse others on its platform, Twitter today announced that it has improved its muting controls which enable users to keep abusers away.
Twitter users are now able to mute people based on several account types. They can choose to mute accounts that have unverified email addresses, phone numbers, and even the default avatar which happens to be an egg on Twitter.
The company has further improved some of the improved mute options that it launched a while back. Users can now mute directly from their timelines and decide how long that mute is going to last, whether they want it to be in place permanently for only for a short amount of time.
Twitter will now be more open about the action it takes against users who have been reported for abuse. If a user reports someone, they will receive an in-app notification when Twitter gets the report and takes relevant action against the offender. It eliminates the need to check the email inbox to see if Twitter has taken action.
The company says that all of these changes will be live for all users across the globe in the coming days and weeks.