Twitter rocks! Yes it does ;). Though there are times when things don’t go our way, we are part of conversations that really don’t match our taste. Our passwords are not up to the mark and at times we really do not know how to get help.
Well the answers is simple @Safety, quite obvious, Twitter has it all mapped out to ensure you have an incredible experience online.
For example keeping your data protected, in the “Control what Others Can see about you” section:
It’s important that you know how to manage your Twitter profile. Start with these steps:
- Protected Tweets: if you want to control who sees your updates, you may choose to protect your Tweets. Accounts with protected Tweets require manual approval of each and every person who wants to view that account’s Tweets. Only approved followers are able to view or search for Tweets from protected accounts. Learn how to protect your Tweets here.
- Photo Tagging: this feature allows others to tag you in photos on Twitter. Photo tagging is a great way to stay connected, but if you’d prefer a more private experience, you can easily change your photo tag settings. We provide three options: (1) allow anyone to tag you, (2) allow only followers to tag you, or (3) allow no one to tag you. Learn how to manage your photo tagging settings here.
- Would you like to be discovered? We allow your friends to find you on Twitter by using your email address or phone number. However, if you’d prefer not to be discovered, you can deactivate this feature by changing your settings.
- Location tips: your Tweet location is switched off by default, but some users enable location services because they want to add a location (such as a city or neighborhood) to their Tweets. This is up to you. Learn how to include or stop including your location in your Tweets here.
- Direct messages: these are private messages on Twitter. You can choose to receive Messages from anyone or just from those you follow. Visit your security and privacy settings page to change your preferences.
Or my favorite “Report accounts that might violate our rules” really cool option to weed out abusive trolls, the irritating ones you can just mute, but the offensive/threatening ones should be reported to the platform as they are not adding any positivity to the conversation whatsoever.
You can report accounts that are harassing, bullying, or threatening you or someone else, especially if block and mute don’t fix the issue. We’ll investigate and determine the appropriate response. If you feel you’re in immediate danger, please contact local law enforcement.
If you work with law enforcement, it’s important to:
- document the violent or abusive messages with printouts or screenshots.
- be as specific as possible about why you’re concerned.
- provide any context you have around who you believe might be involved, such as evidence of abusive behavior from other websites.
- provide any information regarding previous threats you may have received.
It’s a Twitter Safety to stay up to date on twitter matters 😉