Twitter is currently testing an autoblock feature called Safety Mode in select regions. Twitter detects and blocks potentially abusive or spammy accounts from joining your conversations on Twitter.
Now, when you send a Tweet that generates unwelcome interactions, you may not need to manually block those accounts to stop the unwelcome interactions because Twitter will do it for you. Autoblocks last for 7 days, and they won’t impact people you follow or interact with regularly.
Safety Mode highlights
- Twitter does the work, autoblocks come from us.
- Autoblocks are temporary (unlike manual account blocks which you manage).
- If we get it wrong, you can remove the autoblock from the account.
- Autoblocked accounts can’t interact with you, and won’t:
- see your Tweets
- follow you
- send you Direct Messages
- Autoblocked accounts will only see that “Twitter has autoblocked” them, rather than you.
- Existing replies from autoblocked accounts move to the bottom of the conversation.