New Feature on Twitter: Sharing Block Lists to Help Limit Harassment
The microblogging service said Wednesday users will now be able to share block lists with other users who may be being harassed by the same accounts. This will let users block multiple accounts all at once, instead of having to block them individually. Twitter engineer Xiaoyun Zhang wrote in a blog post Wednesday that the latest update expands existing mute and block tools on the platform.
“While many users find them useful, we also recognize that some users — those who experience high volumes of unwanted interactions on Twitter — need more sophisticated tools,” he said. “We also hope these advanced blocking tools will prove useful to the developer community to further improve users’ experience.”