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Twitter introduces new 'report tweet' button

The move comes after a number of high-profile women said they had received abusive messages on the social networking site.

TWITTER HAS INTRODUCED a ‘report tweet’ button – but it doesn’t appear to have been rolled out on all platforms just yet.

The option appears for Twitter users on iPhones and on Twitter for desktop, and is expected to be available for Android users also. It appears to be being rolled out slowly on all platforms.

Here’s what the report tweet option looks like on desktop:


And on iPhones:


Pic: Aoife Barry/TheJournal.ie

The button was beginning to be rolled out this morning, along with some other changes on the site. These changes include improvements to login verification and photos.

Twitter had said earlier this month that it would be doing more to protect its users against abuse, including introducing a report button, following feedback from users.

The announcement came after a campaign and petition calling for such a button, after a number of high-profile female Twitter users were subjected to abuse on the social networking site.

In one case, a man was arrested after a UK campaigner, Caroline Criado-Perez, was sent abusive tweets.

Twitter’s UK General Manager Tony Wang had personally apologised to women who had received abusive messages through the site.

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