Microblogging and social media platform Twitter is expanding the rollout of Safety Mode to more users in the U.S., U.K., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and Ireland.
On Tuesday, the San Francisco-based company announced that more users will receive the feature to “gain more feedback and insights”:
“Remember when we began testing a new feature called Safety Mode? After months of feedback from beta users, we’re excited to expand this to some of you in several new English-speaking markets to gain more feedback and insights.”
Previously announced in September 2021, Twitter Safety Mode is a new feature that autoblocks any account for seven days that use the platform for negative harmful language, incitement, hateful remarks, or sending repetitive and uninvited replies or mentions. Any accounts that users follow and often interact with will not be auto-blocked.
The company wants the microblogging platform to be a respectful place to speak up and give your opinion without receiving backlash and getting under fire. So they say that the solution is Safety Mode.
“Unwelcome Tweets and noise can get in the way of conversations on Twitter, so we’re introducing Safety Mode, a new feature that aims to reduce disruptive interactions.”
When the feature performs an autoblock, users can check and see who is the victim and also get a safety notification letting them know when the block ends.
CNET reported that Safety Mode will be available to about 50% of users in the four countries mentioned above:
“Previously available only to a small feedback group, the feature will now be available to about 50% of users in the US, UK, Canada, Australia, Ireland, and New Zealand, Twitter said Tuesday.”
Twitter is testing, expanding, and rolling out many features that are in development such as Twitter Blue which is also rolling out in four English-speaking countries.
Remember when we began testing a new feature called Safety Mode? After months of feedback from beta users, we’re excited to expand this to some of you in several new English-speaking markets to gain more feedback and insights. https://t.co/8TM7S5Zfuj pic.twitter.com/AqVOUwyNQv
— Twitter Safety (@TwitterSafety) February 15, 2022