Twitter already lets you silence tweets, hastags and emojis with the new update

A little over a month ago, a large number of rumors began to be published about the possible sale of the microblogging company Twitter, but ultimately, and as we all know, none of the interested parties ultimately takes the first step. The latest to throw in the towel were Disney and Foursquare, arguing that the Twitter troll problem could seriously damage their image as a brand. The problem of trolls is not new on Twitterbut since the arrival of Jack Dorsey at the head, he has tried to do everything possible to contain them and so that users can limit contact with third parties.

in a new attempt to try to stop Twitter trolls from doing their thing, the company has launched a new feature that allows you to silence tweets, hashtags, words or emojis, an update that is starting to be available on all mobile platforms in addition to the web version. In the Twitter blog where these new functions were announced, we can read:

We now allow you to mute keywords, phrases, and even entire conversations that you don't want to see notifications for, and this will come to everyone in the coming days. This is a feature that many of you have been asking for, and we will continue to listen to you to make it better and more complete over time.

Those of us who only use Twitter, as our main source of information on the topics that interest us most and who maintain daily activity, appreciate any implementations that can help us control interactions, especially those that aim to prevent trolls from continuing to roam freely on Twitter. Since Jack Dorsey's arrival as Twitter CEO, the company has added many features, in addition to the launch of Periscope, and I think it's time to reap the rewards.

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