The expansion comes as part of a wider effort to curb abuse that includes reply moderation. It won’t stop some of the worst offenders, such as those who intend to carry out threats whether or not you read their DMs. It should, however, give you a way to leave your message inbox open to people you don’t follow without giving creeps an easy way to make your life miserable.
We tested, and turns out filters help you cut through the noise to find gems. Who knew. So we’re rolling out this filter to everyone on iOS, Android, and web!
— Twitter Support (@TwitterSupport) September 30, 2019