Called ‘Safety Mode‘, the feature was first introduced to a small set of users in September last year.
The ‘Safety Mode’ tool is now available in beta for more users across English-speaking markets, including the US, the UK, Canada, Australia, Ireland and New Zealand.
“Remember when we began testing a new feature called Safety Mode? After months of feedback from beta users, we’re excited to expand this to some of you in several new English-speaking markets to gain more feedback and insights,” Twitter posted late on Tuesday.
The anti-abuse tool was launched to limit unwelcome interactions on Twitter.
‘Safety Mode’ temporarily blocks accounts for seven days for using potentially harmful language — such as insults or hateful remarks — or sending repetitive and uninvited replies or mentions.
“When the feature is turned on in your Settings, our systems will assess the likelihood of a negative engagement by considering both — the tweet’s content and the…