Twitter is changing the way it detects abuse, introducing algorithms to search for offensive content and making it easier for users to mute accounts and posts.
The social media site says the new measures mean abusive accounts can be actively identified and removed, even if they have not been reported. Previously users had to contact Twitter about inappropriate content.
With the new safety features in place, accounts repeatedly found engaging in abusive behaviour will have restrictions placed on them.
And users will now also be able to mute directly from their home timeline and set a time-limit on how long they would like keywords and phrases or accounts hidden for.