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Owen was a reporter for TNW based in Amsterdam, now a full-time freelance writer and consultant helping technology companies make their word Owen was a reporter for TNW based in Amsterdam, now a full-time freelance writer and consultant helping technology companies make their words friendlier. In his spare time he codes, writes newsletters and cycles around the city.
Twitter today released an update to its iOS app that delivered a new feature for some verified users called ‘Quality filter.’
Quality filter allows verified users to hide tweets in notifications containing threats, offensive or abusive language, duplicate content or that are sent from suspicious accounts, similar to the old “filtered” option users had previously. The renamed feature appears to be still rolling out.
Spotted by Anil Dash, co-founder at ThinkUp, the new option is available under the notifications tab and allows verified users to hide offending tweets. It’s not clear if it’s going to roll out to the wider Twitter service in the future, but we certainly hope it does.
Previously, verified users could enable a “tailored” timeline that hid spam, this option appears to replace that and functions in almost the exact same way, however it now works across all notification types.
The new feature comes just weeks after Twitter’s CEO admitted that the company does not deal with abuse on the service appropriately and promised that the company will do more to help in the future.
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