Twitter web users can now soft block unwanted followers

Twitter's latest feature, which lets users remove followers without having to block them, is arriving on the web today. This action, commonly known as soft blocking, can be taken by heading over to your profile, clicking followers, and tapping the three-dot menu next to a follower, and clicking the "remove this follower" option. The user being removed won't be notified of the change.

Soft blocking is different from standard blocking, as it permits the person removed to still see your tweets and send you a direct message, but they won't be seeing your tweets on their feed. This discreet action can help alleviate privacy and abuse-related concerns of users on the platform. Previously, if users wanted to achieve the same effect, they had to block and unblock a follower manually.

The feature, which gives users more control over their experience on the platform, is a way to curb abuse and harassment on the platform. Users might not want to block someone out of fear of being retaliated against by that person via their allies or other accounts once they find out.

Twitter wants to make the app experience more pleasant for its users. It revealed last week that it was testing a new feature that would prompt users that they were entering "intense" conversations.

The firm is yet to announce when the feature would be made available to Android and iOS users.

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