Twitter rolled out a couple of big safety updates yesterday, one of which was a new feature that lets you see who you’ve blocked on the platform.
Twitter’s block functionality goes way back – I can’t remember a time without it, and I’ve been active on Twitter since March 2008 – but it’s always been pretty limited. They’ve improved the way it works over the years but there was one big thing missing that always frustrated users: you could never see a list of everybody that you’ve blocked.
Well, now you can. If you’re one of Twitter’s test subset of users, you can login to your profile on Twitter.com and go to Settings and then Blocked accounts to see all the accounts you’re blocking.
Here’s how it looks:
This is a positive step from Twitter. Being absolutely frank, it’s years overdue, but welcome nonetheless. Twitter says they’ll be adding more controls and features to the block page in the future, including finally preventing accounts that you’ve blocked from being able to view your profile.*
The Blocked accounts update is rolling out now and Twitter says will be available to all users “in the coming weeks”.
* If you’re waiting for Twitter to release an update that lets you see who has blocked you, don’t hold your breath. It will never happen. Can you imagine the chaos that would ensue?