When people attack on Twitter, they usually take more than one tweet to do it. Now, Twitter will finally let you report not just the first or last abusive tweet, but up to five of them, giving Twitter real context and, perhaps, a better avenue to action.
Twitter announced the change on Saturday in a Safety blog post.
The update comes a few months after Twitter broadened its online abuse policy to encompass “abusive behavior and hateful conduct” and almost a year after after it cracked down on violent threats.
It also sounds like Twitter, which had come under fire last year for not doing enough to protect its approximately 320 million active users, may not be done. The blog post notes, “Safety continues to be a top priority at Twitter. We have more improvements coming that will give you even more control over your experience and look forward to sharing those updates soon.”
The abuse report changes are not yet reflected on Twitter’s safety page, which outlines how to submit one Tweet. And even the video doesn’t show exactly how the five-tweet report would look.
The new tools should start showing up on Twitter’s web page and in iOS and Android Twitter apps, soon.