Twitter introduces a new feature designed to “reduce disruptive interactions” and help users feel safe on the platform.
Safety Mode puts a temporary, 7-day block on accounts that use hate speech, or spam other users with uninvited repetitive replies or mentions.
Accounts blocked for harmful actions towards a specific user will not be able to follow that user, see their Tweets, or send them DMs for 7 days.
When blocking users, Safety Mode will take into account both the content in question, and the relationship between the Tweet’s author and the person replying. These blocks will be issued automatically. Users who have enabled the Safety Mode feature will be able to review the list of blocked accounts and manually unblock accounts they don’t consider harmful.
The feature is currently available to a select group of English-speaking users across the iOS and Android Twitter apps and twitter.com.