Twitter looks into third-party apps to prevent harassment

Twitter plans to recommend third-party apps as it aims to battle harassment on the platform with built-in tools.

Tech Desk April 22, 2022

Twitter is looking into recommending a series of third-party apps to prevent harassment on the platform and to allow users to do more than just block or mute a handle.

If integrated, users will also have the ability to moderate the content.

The social media company has already integrated Block Party, a third-party app that blocks accounts automatically for harrassment. Another app, Bodyguard, moderates replies, and Moderate, manages user mentions.

These tools were available on the platform but required to be set up once users found them. Twitter is now aiming to recommend these tools to their users in its app and website.

Reported by TechCrunch, the updated change has been recognised as an effort by Twitter to rekindle their tumultous relationships with third-party apps.

The company is aiming to recommend specialised apps offering various different services to its users in the future.


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