In Twitter’s ongoing crusade against the rampant abuse on its platform that it keeps promising to address (no, legit guys) (this time for realsies), the company recently announced it’s testing a new filter to hopefully help keep trash out of your DMs.
“Unwanted messages aren’t fun,” the company tweeted Thursday in what’s perhaps one of the greatest understatements of the year.
So very-not-fun, in fact, that last year Twitter implemented its first direct message filter for accounts open to DMs from anyone.
It better delineates those from mutuals versus those from strangers by filing them in separate folders.
So we’re testing a filter in your DM requests to keep those out of sight, out of mind.
With Thursday’s new filter, now in addition to possibly sketchy “Message requests” from people you don’t follow, there are the most definitely sketchy “Additional messages” from people you don’t follow whose messages “may contain offensive content.” The latter aren’t visible until users opt to see them.