Twitter is great for staying on top of current events or聽offering up a quick laugh at Obama/Biden memes,聽but unfortunately, it鈥檚 also been a breeding ground of internet harassment. While anyone is vulnerable to abuse on the platform, women are arguably more susceptible聽to聽body-shaming (see: Ashley Tisdale鈥檚 Twitter trolls), rape and death threats, stalking, and trolling.

Twitter users have been beseeching the platform for years to help control the abuse, and it seems like the social media company has finally heard the cry. Without much fanfare, Twitter just released a number of new features aimed at聽combatting these types of mistreatment.

Now, you can tap on the settings icon of their profile and go to Notifications > Advanced Filters to instantly upgrade their safety. Choose from muting notifications from people you don鈥檛 follow, those who have a Twitter egg as their profile pic, and users who haven鈥檛 confirmed their email聽and/or their phone number. This allows you to not only reduce spammy notifications from accounts you don鈥檛 really care about, but also helps to ensure that you won鈥檛 get聽flooded with Tweets from creeps or haters聽hiding behind a fake name.

Notification muting isn鈥檛 limited to accounts, either. There鈥檚 another useful feature聽if you鈥檙e looking to drown out noise: muted words. Simply聽head to Settings > Notifications > Muted Words to enter words, phrases, usernames, and hashtags you REALLY don鈥檛 want to get notifications for. While some can use聽it for silencing hashtags for shows聽you鈥檙e avoiding spoilers for, others can use it to help reduce bullying by muting unpleasant terms they鈥檙e not here for or users that give them the heebie jeebies/get their blood boiling.

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