Twitter turns to outside developers for help preventing harassment on its platform. As part of a new experiment, the company will recommend third-party moderation apps as an additional measure users can take on top of the app’s built-in tools.
With the update, that was first reported by TechCrunch, Twitter shows recommendations for a number of third-party apps when a user blocks or mutes someone else. Apps include for now a tool that allows users to automatically ban accounts that are likely to be the source of harassment; , which can automatically moderate replies; and which helps users manage their mentions.
These tools were already available, but Twitter users previously had to seek out these services in order to set them up. Now the company will be recommending them in its app and website alongside its own blocking and muting tools.
As TechCrunch notes, the change is also the latest sign that Twitter is once again making inroads into third-party developers with whom it has at times had a tumultuous relationship. The moderation apps are just a handful of a wider range of third-party providers Twitter is promoting as part of its revised . Finally, Twitter might recommend other specialized apps in different parts of its service, the company told TechCrunch, although it didn’t offer details.
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