Twitter's number one priority in the last couple of months has been combatting abuse on the platform.
In November, the company launched a set of measures to get rid of trolls, including a "mute" button that helps users filter out unwanted conversations. In early February, Twitter announced a new "safe search" feature that blocks potentially offensive tweets. And earlier this week, the company stopped notifying people when they were added to lists — though that change was reversed within hours.
Now, Twitter announced it will no longer notify users about replies to threads started by accounts they've blocked or muted — unless those replies are from people they already follow.
Now, you won't be notified about replies to conversations started by people you've blocked/muted, unless replies are from people you follow.
— Twitter Safety (@TwitterSafety) February 16, 2017
It's another granular change in Twitter's (not very successful) battle against trolls, but CEO Jack Dorsey did promise the company will be measuring its success in this department "daily". So we can expect more small changes like this one in the future.
To learn more about blocking accounts on Twitter, go here. The newly announced functionality is explained as well.