Twitter is among the top 20 most popular social media platforms. Doesn’t that sound so unbelievable, given Twitter’s history of scandals and problematic decisions? Well, let us help you out: popular platforms refer to literally the platforms with a large user base or widespread popularity. It has nothing to do with the objective utility or efficiency of the platform. So, we all know Twitter isn’t the best place to go when you’re feeling down because it’s highly probable that your mood will only go down further.
According to a survey conducted by Snapchat to ensure how teenage users feel on different platforms, Twitter makes most users feel insecure, anxious, uninformed, and depressed. Yikes.
Let’s talk about where this all started. Twitter was launched as a microblogging service; its main idea was to send out statuses to the public about what you’re doing. Those statuses were later renamed tweets to go with Twitter.
Soon, people started using Twitter as a news source. This was a great decision because it increased Twitter’s utility; people could see meaningful updates instead of random people just going about their day.
As more and more people started watching current affairs and news updates, the news networking channels grew. They realized that people eat up almost everything they see on social media: the bigger, the better.
This was how Twitter misinformation started. For more clicks, views, and publicity, established news outlets sent out largely exaggerated clickbait posts. The amount of hate, violence and inappropriate speech also increased rapidly.
After that, it kept getting worse. Twitter introduced many reforms and features to help users, and it did, to some extent, but it wasn’t enough. Even right now, the conditions on Twitter are less than ideal. It’s the people who’ve chosen to settle and adapt to it instead of working on it.
The most recent Twitter drama is the Elon Musk acquisition. Ever since the Tesla CEO has gotten the blue bird, things on the platform have been entertaining, to say the least.
In less than two months, he has fired the ex-CEO, CFO, board members, and about 50% of the workforce (4,400 employees). He introduced an $8 Twitter subscription for blue ticks and several other reforms that safely be called interesting choices. The world sits with bated breath to see what’s next for Twitter.
In today’s blog, we’ll talk about whether or not you can see someone’s tweets after blocking them on Twitter. Stay with us till this blog’s end to learn all about it!
If You Block Someone on Twitter, Can You Still See Their Tweets?
Twitter is a large social media networking site with hundreds and millions of daily active users. Regardless of the many flaws on the platform, there’s one thing Twitter does not play with: its users’ privacy.
If you block someone on Twitter, you can still see their tweets. Unlike Instagram, where the person you block disappears from your account, you can still see the blocked person’s profile on Twitter. Don’t worry; we’ll tell you how it’s done after we cover some basic topics.
How to block someone on Twitter
Step 1: Launch Twitter on your smartphone and log in to your account.
Step 2: The first page you’ll see is the Home tab. At the bottom of the Home tab, you’ll notice four icons. Tap on the one next to the Home icon, the Search tab.
Step 3: Tap on the search bar on the Search tab and enter the username of the person you’re going to block. From the results that appear, tap on their profile.
Step 4: At the top-right corner of their profile, tap on the three-dots icons. A drop-down menu will appear; tap on the last to second option on that list called Block.
Step 5: On the next confirmation message, tap Block again.
There you go! Now you know you can eliminate any disturbing user on the platform.
Here’s how to see someone’s tweets after you’ve blocked them
Follow steps 1 through 3 from the last section.
Step 4: On their profile, you’ll now see @username is blocked. Under that, you’ll see Are you sure you want to view these Tweets? Viewing Tweets won’t block @username.
Under that, you’ll see a blue View Tweets button. Tap on it, and you’ll find what you’re looking for.
Now that that’s covered let’s move on to a few related topics. Blocking someone is the perfect solution if you don’t want to deal with them on Twitter. It can be draining to argue with strangers on the internet, knowing all you need to do is block them for instantaneous relief.
However, if someone isn’t intentionally being problematic towards you but is just an annoying person overall, you shouldn’t block them. This is because you never know who you might need and just how far good-hearted people are willing to go for others.
Blocking someone is a kind of violent, unnecessary, and hurtful move if it’s undeserved. If you don’t want to see someone on your Twitter profile, you can simply unfollow them. That way, you don’t have to see all their updates.
If this sounds like something that might work in your case, we’re happy for you.
Here’s how to unfollow someone on Twitter
Step 1: Launch Twitter on your smartphone and log in to your account. The first page you’ll see will be the Home page.
Step 2: At the top left corner, you’ll notice an icon, a thumbnail of your profile picture. Tap on it.
Step 3: A layover menu will appear with several options. At the top of that menu, you’ll see your name, username, following, and followers. Tap on your following.
Step 4: You’ll now see a list of all the users you follow. Next to each username, there will be a rounded, rectangular Following button. Tap on it, and you’ll have unfollowed the profile.
In the end
As we end this blog, let us recap all we’ve discussed today.
If you block someone because they’ve been slandering you on the platform, we get it. No one wants that kind of negative energy in their lives. Understandably, you might want to go back and check if they’ve said anything new about you.
Although we don’t recommend it, it’s hard to defy the human nature of curiosity. However, you’re unsure if you can see their tweets since you’ve blocked them. Well, the good news is, you can, and we’ve told you exactly how to.
Next, we’ve also talked about how you can unfollow a user who posts inappropriate or irrelevant content.
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