Twitter users will finally get to stop seeing updates and tweets from people they don’t want to. This is similar like Facebook’s ability to stop following certain people.
This will be most easily achieved through the notifications setting on Twitter. Twitter explained this feature should eliminate repeat tweets and retweeted messages.
“Starting today, everyone will have the ability to limit notifications to only people they follow on mobile and on twitter.com. Simply turn it on if you want to give it a go. If not, no worries – your individual Twitter experience will continue unchanged,” Twitter’s product manager, Emil Leong, stated in his blog post. He also added, “We’re also making managing your notifications settings easier: you can now access them directly from your notifications tab.”
Leong also explained that, “Turning it on filters lower-quality content, like duplicate Tweets or content that appears to be automated, from your notifications and other parts of your Twitter experience. It does not filter content from people you follow or accounts you’ve recently interacted with – and depending on your preferences, you can turn it on or off in your notifications settings.”