Twitter restores ability to block unwanted followers from feed
December 14, 2013, 12:02 am TWN
SAN FRANCISCO--Twitter on Thursday restored the ability to block unwanted followers from peering at posts, quickly reversing a policy change that triggered a barrage of criticism.
“Earlier today, we made a change to the way the 'block' function of Twitter works,” Twitter's Michael Sippey said in a blog post late Thursday in California.
“We have decided to revert the change after receiving feedback from many users — we never want to introduce features at the cost of users feeling less safe. Any blocks you had previously instituted are still in effect.”
The turn-around came just hours after the San Francisco-based company modified its blocking mechanism to let unwanted Twitter followers re-tweet, like, or peer at messages in public accounts of people who block them.