In a bid to reduce noise, micro-blogging website Twitter has introduced new advanced filters that allows users to mute notifications from the people who do not follow you.
Advanced filters allow you to disable notifications from certain types of accounts yo would like to avoid. In addition, if your account receives a lot of sudden attention, Twitter may insert a notification in your Notifications tab inviting you to adjust these filters to give you more control over what you see
According to Twitter these new features are rolled out to prevent the potential abuse of mass unfollowing people and then following other accounts continuously, until an account amasses a large number of followers and a low following count.
To set the filters on the Twitter’s web version, go to Notifications, click on Settings, and then check the boxes of your preferred filters. In iOS and Android, these advanced filters can be found on the Notifications timeline under the gear icon.
Twitter timeline also has Quality filter, which when turned on, filters lower-quality content from your notifications, for example, duplicate Tweets or content that appears to be automated. It does not filter notifications from people you follow or accounts yo have recently interacted with.
In May, Twitter announced a new feature to Direct Messages (DMs) that now filters DMs from the people you do not follow.
DMs from people you do not know will be contained in "Requests" in the new Messages tab inbox in Twitter on iOS, Android and will soon be available on Twitter.com.