Image Credit: ABC News
Image Credit: ABC News

Micro-blogging website; Twitter Inc. on Monday rolled out new features to its mobile apps and website, to help users disable notifications from accounts that they (would)/want to avoid.

In its advanced filter settings, you now have options to mute notifications from accounts that are new, accounts that don’t follow you, accounts you don’t follow, accounts with a default profile photo, accounts without a confirmed email address, and as well as accounts without a confirmed phone number.

In addition to the new update, Tweeps can also filter lower-quality content from notifications such as content that appears to be automated and also mute notifications related to certain words and phrases.

Twitter had said in March that it would introduce new filtering options for notifications to allow users to limit what they see from certain types of accounts, such as those that do not have a profile photo.

Twitter and rival Facebook have been facing a barrage of criticism for failing to tackle cyber-bullying, fake news and extremist propaganda on their platforms.

Here’s how to set filters

To set filters on the web:

  1. Go to your Notifications timeline.
  2. To filter your notifications, click on Settings.
  3. Check the box of your preferred filter(s) to turn on.

To set filters using Twitter for iOS:

  1. Go to your Notifications timeline.
  2. Tap on the gear icon.
  3. Tap Advanced filters.
  4. Drag the slider next to your preferred filter(s) to turn on.

To set filters using Twitter for Android:

  1. Go to your Notifications timeline.
  2. Tap on the gear icon.
  3. Tap Advanced filters.
  4. Check the box of your preferred filter(s) to turn on.