It’s been a long time coming, but microblogging site Twitter has updated its flagging system to make reporting harassment easier for all of its users.
The Twitter Support account tweeted out a short video showing off the features of the roll out:
Starting today we’re rolling out an improved way to flag abusive Tweets. See how it works. https://t.co/Yf6cStz0z1
— Twitter Support (@Support) December 2, 2014
The improvements promise to make the reporting more mobile friendly, so users are able to lodge their complaints without having to log on to a computer.
While reporting may be easier than ever, it does not automate the process. In other words, if someone decides to sic their social media audience on you, you still have to go through and report each and every account.
Luckily, the update makes it easier for users to report abuse on your behalf, but that in combination with Twitter’s manual reviews still makes the process as slow as a snail in the world of the internet. Still, it’s a start.
The company promises that this update is the first of many in the next few weeks. In the meantime, there’s a new blocked accounts page that let’s you peruse through the users you’ve blocked. Twitter says that more controls will be added to this page as well.