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This article was published on October 13, 2009

Twitter adds “report for spam” link to your profile

Twitter adds “report for spam” link to your profile
Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten
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Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten

Founder & board member, TNW

Boris is a serial entrepreneur who founded not only TNW, but also V3 Redirect Services (sold), HubHop Wireless Internet Provider (sold), and Boris is a serial entrepreneur who founded not only TNW, but also V3 Redirect Services (sold), HubHop Wireless Internet Provider (sold), and pr.co. Boris is very active on Twitter as @Boris and Instagram: @Boris.

Spammer on TwitterEarlier today twitter launched a new tool to report spammers. Previously you could report spammers by Tweeting “@spam @spammer_account” and Twitter would look into it, or not. In the old system you could then Block that person too.

But that was an extra step.

Now, every profile has a “report ‘username’ for spam” link. When you click it you will be asked to confirm that this is really a spammer.

Lets see, following zero, followers also zero and 1786 tweets all in capitals? Yeah, I’m certain:

Reported

After you click the “OK” button the account is blocked for you and reported. You can even Undo your action if you feel remorseful:

Blocked and reported

Lets hope it will get rid of all spammers.