Microblogging site Twitter has begun testing a new privacy feature for its platform that will allow users to remove a follower without blocking them.
As per ANI, the remove follower feature is currently being tested on the web and seems to canonize the ‘soft block’ concept as an official Twitter tool.
The company announced the test through an official tweet. Through the new feature, the micro-blogging site will allow its users the ability to remove followers from the follower list on their profile page.
As per the Tweet, the user has to click the three-dot menu next to a follower’s name, click ‘Remove follower’, and their tweets will no longer automatically show up on their timeline.
This feature is a gentler way than blocking someone from their Twitter handle.