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August 19, 2016

Twitter Giving Users More Options for What They See

Notofications, Quality Settings Starting to Roll Out

It feels like it’s a little late to the game, but Twitter’s introducing some changes to how users interact.

twitter supportThe company announced Thursday it will begin rolling out changes which will involve who users see in their feeds and which Tweets get prominence.

It feels a bit like Facebook’s ability to stop following certain people on a user’s feed, but it should mean Twitter users will finally get to stop seeing updates and tweets from people they don’t want to.

This will be most easily achieved through the notifications setting on Twitter.

“Starting today, everyone will have the ability to limit notifications to only people they follow on mobile and on twitter.com. Simply turn it on if you want to give it a go. If not, no worries – your individual Twitter experience will continue unchanged,” Twitter’s product manager, Emil Leong, stated in a blog post.

“We’re also making managing your notifications settings easier: you can now access them directly from your notifications tab.”

A little less useful, likely, will be the quality adjustment. Twitter explained this feature should eliminate repeat tweets and retweeted messages.

“Turning it on filters lower-quality content, like duplicate Tweets or content that appears to be automated, from your notifications and other parts of your Twitter experience. It does not filter content from people you follow or accounts you’ve recently interacted with – and depending on your preferences, you can turn it on or off in your notifications settings,” Leong explained in the post.


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W. Brice McVicar is a staff writer for SiteProNews.

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