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Twitter is testing out a new feature for Direct Messages that will filter message requests with offensive content so that users don’t have to see them at all.
“Unwanted messages aren’t fun. So we’re testing a filter in your DM requests to keep those out of sight, out of mind,” the company said in a tweet on Thursday.
Unwanted messages aren’t fun. So we’re testing a filter in your DM requests to keep those out of sight, out of mind. pic.twitter.com/Sg5idjdeVv
— Twitter Support (@TwitterSupport) August 15, 2019
In DM requests, Twitter users receive messages from other users that they don’t follow who are usually trying to strike up a conversation. Sometimes this can include spam messages and harassment.
The new filter sends messages that “may contain offensive content” to a new “additional messages” tab, where users can choose to view and delete unwanted DMs.
The feature essentially hides any requests that could be harmful or annoying to users.
Feature image: screenshot, @TwitterSupport via Twitter
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