Twitter is a petri dish of trolls that send offensive messages, answers or tweets to other users. That is why Twitter has rolled out a number of new tools on the app and via the browser. One helps youon your Tweets and the other filters rude direct messages. These new tools are designed to remove the most aggressive responses.
The new filter tool searches your incoming messages for offensive or inappropriate answers and hides them in a folder ̵
The tweet hiding function is now available and the Direct Messages filter is still being rolled out for users, so you may not see it yet. Follow the steps below to access the latest troll blocking tools.
Go to the Direct Messages filter
Although Twitter can filter inappropriate messages from users, you can still open and delete them. You can also go to your message settings and disable Receive messages from everyone to prevent unwanted messages from appearing in your inbox.
1. Open the Twitter app on iPhone ($ 699 for Amazon) Android or via a browser.
2. Tap the icon Messages (in the form of an envelope).
3. Select Message Requests .
4. Tap Show . Twitter notes that this "will show additional messages, including messages that may contain offensive content."
5. The additional messages are opened and you can view or delete them.
6. Select the trash can icon to the right of it to delete a message.
7. A message appears asking if you are sure you want to delete the message. Tap Delete .
Hide answers to your tweets
If there is an answer to your tweet that you find negative or disrespectful, you can now hide it.
1. In an answer, select the downward-pointing arrow in the corner of the Tweet.
2. Select Hide answer .
If the Tweets or direct messages are too much for you to process alone, you can.