Twitter was testing a new ability that will allow its users to remove their followers without blocking them.
Twitter was currently testing a new ability that will allow its users to remove their followers without blocking them as the company was working on more “social privacy” upgrades.
It was last week when a report indicated that Twitter was working on more “social privacy” upgrades. Recently, the social network was indeed rolling out a test of one of those features with the ability to remove followers without blocking them.
The Twitter Support page on Wednesday announced that the company was making it easier to remove a follower or, as it explained, “be the curator of your own follower list”.
A group of users will be able to remove their followers without blocking them on the web starting today.
In order to remove a follower from the list, the first thing users should do is to go to their profile and click “Followers”. After that, click the three-dot icon near the “Follow/Following” button, select “Remove this follower”, and click “Remove”.
We're making it easier to be the curator of your own followers list. Now testing on web: remove a follower without blocking them.— Twitter Support (@TwitterSupport) September 7, 2021
To remove a follower, go to your profile and click “Followers”, then click the three dot icon and select “Remove this follower”. pic.twitter.com/2Ig7Mp8Tnx
If the test on the web turned out to be appreciated by the community, more users will be able to remove their followers without the need to block them.
As reported on Bloomberg last week, the social network was also working on a few more ideas, which the company called “social privacy” upgrades — including “Hiding tweets you’ve liked”, “Leaving conversations”, and “Archived tweets”.
Meanwhile, the new timeline design in Twitter for iOS took photos, videos, and GIFs and stretched them full-width. The said change essentially gave Twitter for iOS an edge-to-edge design that removed the margins on the sides.
“Now testing on iOS: Edge to edge Tweets that span the width of the timeline so your photos, GIFs, and videos can have more room to shine,” Twitter said on its Support page.
At this point, it’s unclear when or if the social network planned to roll out the new design to all users, but it’s only in the “testing” phase for now.