Twitter Just Added Several Advanced Filters So Users Can Control Their Notifications

These new advanced filters join the notifications filters Twitter introduced in March

Twitter Monday unveiled a host of options giving users more control over the notifications they receive from the social network.

A Twitter Safety tweet (embedded below) provided a link to this support page, which revealed that Twitter users can now block notifications from:

  • Accounts that are new (that you don’t follow).
  • Accounts that don’t follow you (that you don’t follow).
  • Accounts you don’t follow.
  • Accounts with a default profile photo (that you don’t follow).
  • Accounts without a confirmed email address (that you don’t follow).
  • Accounts without a confirmed phone number (that you don’t follow).

These advanced filters join the notifications filters Twitter introduced in March, as well as the quality filter it rolled out last August.

Twitter also provided instructions for desktop, iOS and Android users who want to set up its advanced filters:

Web:

  • Go to your notifications timeline.
  • Click on settings.
  • Check the boxes to turn on preferred filters.

iOS:

  • Go to your notifications timeline.
  • Tap the gear icon.
  • Tap “Advanced filters.”
  • Drag the slider next to preferred filters to activate them.

Android:

  • Go to your notifications timeline.
  • Tap the gear icon.
  • Tap “Advanced filters.”
  • Check the boxes to turn on preferred filters.

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