Twitter has started testing a new privacy tool that allows users to remove a follower without blocking them. The company is currently testing the delete follower functionality on the web. Twitter also said that users can remove followers from the followers list on their profile page.
We make it easy for you to be the curator of your own subscriber list. Test now on the web: delete a subscriber without… https://t.co/H5bQ9X5Xpe
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Users simply click on the three-dot menu next to a subscriber’s name and click “Remove Subscriber”. After that, any tweets shared by a user will no longer appear on the subscriber’s timeline. The deleted follower will then need to follow you again to see your tweets on their timeline and if you have protected tweets they will need your approval to become a follower again.
This new feature is different from blocking someone, which prevents them from seeing your tweets and sending you messages directly. On the other hand, this new feature works like an unsubscribe button.
Test in progress on iOS: Edge-to-edge tweets that span the entire width of the timeline so that your photos, GIFs and videos can… https://t.co/pnmK4cQqxZ
– Twitter support (@TwitterSupport) 1631034177000
Along with this new privacy tool, Twitter also announced that it is testing edge-to-edge media in tweets on iOS. According to a report from The Verge, “Twitter is testing change because it wants to better support both visual and text conversations.”
Twitter also shared a video about how this new feature looked.