Twitter has released a new update that gives you more control over your notifications. You can now mute notifications from people who don’t follow you.

In order to set it up, go to your Notifications timeline, tap on the Settings icon in the top right corner, select Advanced filters, and then just enable or disable any of the options that are listed. These include:

  • Accounts that are new (that you don’t follow).
  • Accounts that don’t follow you (that you don’t follow).
  • Accounts you don’t follow.
  • Accounts with a default profile photo (that you don’t follow).
  • Accounts without a confirmed email address (that you don’t follow).
  • Accounts without a confirmed phone number (that you don’t follow).
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The first two options are new, while the rest were announced back in March. The new advanced filters should already be available for all users. Try them out and let us know what you think.

Previous updates

Automatic night mode

June 26: In version 7.2 of the app, Twitter has added an “automatic night mode” that automatically turns on and off at sunrise and sunset. Now, when you turn the night mode on, the app will ask you if you want the feature to work automatically. If you tap on yes but then decide you don’t want to use it anymore, you can turn it off in the settings menu by heading to Settings and privacy>Display and sound>Night mode.

Twitter gets a new look

June 15: If you happen to use Twitter on Android, iOS, the web, Twitter Lite, or TweetDeck, you’re in for a nice surprise. The Twitter team has announced a visual refresh to basically all its services, which will begin rolling out over the next few days (as of June 15). For starters, all of these Twitter apps will be getting a much more refined typography, which will feature bolder headlines and a consistent look. Rounded profile pictures are on their way with this update, too. Twitter is also bringing more intuitive icons to its applications.

Accept/delete Twitter Direct Messages from people you don’t know

May 30: Twitter is adding some more privacy for users who want to accept Direct Messages from anyone, even from people they don’t follow. From now on, users of the Android and iOS app, along with, can choose to either accept or delete any Direct Messages before they read them. If you accept a DM from someone you don’t know on Twitter, the message will then be moved to the inbox and that person will then know you have accepted and seen that message. If you don’t want to accept the message, you can delete it so you won’t see it in your inbox.

New rules for @usernames in 140 character messages

March 30: Twitter updated its service so that inserting @usernames in replies to individuals or groups will no longer be counted as part of its normal 140 character barrier.

Fighting abusive content

February 7: Twitter posted new updates aimed at reducing the amount of abusive content found on the social network. They include preventing people who previously had a Twitter account suspended from creating more accounts, along with filtering potentially sensitive content, or ones that have been blocked, from search results. Finally, it will “collapse” abusive or “low-quality” replies.

GIF Keyboard

February 6: GIF keyboard functionality has now been integrated into the Twitter app. The upgrade allows users to search for and post GIFs from popular websites like GIPHY and Imgur on Twitter when using compatible keyboards such as Gboard (formerly Google Keyboard) and Chrooma.