Twitter has started testing a new privacy tool that lets users remove followers without blocking them. The company is currently testing the Remove Follower feature on the web. Twitter also said that users can remove followers from the followers list on their profile page.
We’re making it easy to be the curator of your own followers list. Now Testing on the Web: Unfollow Followers… https://t.co/H5bQ9X5Xpe
— Twitter Support (@TwitterSupport) 1631042878000
Users just need to click on the three dot-menu next to the follower’s name and click on ‘Remove Follower’. After this all tweets shared by a user will not appear on the follower’s timeline. A deleted follower will need to follow you again to see your tweet on their timeline and if you have protected tweets they will need your approval to become a follower again.
This new feature is different from blocking someone, which prevents them from seeing your tweets and direct messaging you. At the same time, this new feature works like an unfollow button.
Now Testing on iOS: Edge-to-Edge Tweets that increase the width of the timeline so that your photos, GIFs and videos are h… https://t.co/pnmK4cQqxZ
— Twitter Support (@TwitterSupport) 1631034177000
In addition to this new privacy tool, Twitter has also announced that it is testing edge-to-edge media in Tweets on iOS. According to a report in The Verge, “Twitter is testing the change as it seeks to better support conversations that are both visual and text-based.”
Twitter has also shared a video of what this new feature will look like.