San Francisco: Micro-blogging site Twitter has rolled out a new feature “soft block” that would allow any user on the web to remove a follower without blocking them. To soft-block a follower, head to your profile, click followers, click the three-dot menu next to a follower, and then click the option “Remove this follower”. A follower you remove won’t be notified of the change, reports The Verge.Also Read - Zoom Plans to Add Real Time Translation to 12 Languages in 2022 | Check New Features

This is different than blocking someone, which keeps them from viewing your tweets and direct messaging you (and keeps you from doing the same with them). Also Read - Tokyo Paralympics 2021 Highlights, Day 11: Pramod Bhagat, Manish Narwal Win Gold; India's Medal Tally Zooms to 17

Twitter’s new remove follower feature is more of a remote unfollow button, a gentler way to create some distance between you and someone else on the micro-blogging platform. Also Read - Zoom Acquires Cloud Call Centre Firm Five9 For USD 14.7 Billion; Top Points

Earlier, to have someone unfollow you without their knowledge, you could do a “soft block”, which is when you manually blocked and unblocked someone.

Followers you remove then have to refollow you to see your tweets on their timeline and if you have protected tweets (aka private tweets, only viewable by your followers), they would need your approval to become a follower again.

Now, the micro-blogging site is also testing new prompts on iOS and Android that warn before users jump into a conversation that could get heated. In one example, there’s a prompt dropped right into a conversation in progress that says, “conversations like this can be intense”.

The prompts are the company’s latest attempt to reduce the persistent harassment and abuse on the platform.

Recently, Instagram has introduced a similar tool named Limits, which enabled users to temporarily restrict unwanted interactions.

(With Inputs From IANS)