Twitter Improves Notification Tools
Twitter today gave users more power over notifications. Significantly, users can now mute the replies of a wider array of accounts. The improved tools are available in the service's settings, where advanced filters provide granular control over whose notifications are muted. For example, people can mute accounts that are new, accounts that don't follow you, accounts you don't follow, accounts with a default profile photo, accounts without a confirmed email address, and accounts without a confirmed phone number. These should help people cut down on bothersome notifications that may reach mobile devices. The filters are available from the web, as well as from the Android and iOS Twitter apps.
Twitter More Prominently Suggesting Who to Follow
Twitter has tweaked its Android and iOS mobile apps by adding "who to follow" suggestions directly to users' timelines. Twitter says it relies on a number of factors to determine the suggested accounts, including users' email and phone contacts, as well as what types of accounts they already follow.
Twitter Adds 'Connect' Tab to Help Find Accounts Worth Following
Twitter today announced a new tool meant to make it easier to find new people and accounts to follow. The "connect" tab will appear on Twitter for the web, and in the Android and iOS mobile apps beginning today, where Twitter will curate a list of accounts it believe users might like to follow.
Twitter Takes Steps to Curb Abuse
Twitter today expanded the ways in which people can protect themselves from abusive content on Twitter. To start, people can now extend the mute tool to notifications.
Twitter to Curate Your Timeline
Twitter today announced a change to its service that will, in effect, add tweets to users' timelines from people they don't follow. Twitter has since the beginning allowed users to pick who they follow, leaving people in complete control of their timeline and experience.