Twitter is running a new test on the platform that includes a new type of notification for suspended and blocked accounts.
Yes, a new way to alert users that their accounts have violated the platform’s policies and have received a penalty.
New Twitter notifications for blocked and suspended accounts
Twitter is testing a new dynamic to alert users that their accounts have been sanctioned, both for blocked and suspended accounts.
Knowing where your account stands is important. We’re testing a new way of letting you know — right when you log in.
If your account is locked or suspended, some of you will start seeing a banner making that clear. pic.twitter.com/fOP53keghz
— Twitter Support (@TwitterSupport) July 27, 2021
As you see in the image above, Twitter will display a banner at the top of the feed with the message “Your account is permanently suspended”, “Your account is blocked”, etc. Along with this alert, it will explain to the user why this action was taken, and that the account is in reading mode. In other words, the user will not be able to perform any action on his account.
And of course, the user will also be oriented on the steps to follow to appeal the decision or to be clear about the Twitter policies that were involved in the sanction that was applied to the account. This change that Twitter wants to make is due to the fact that many users have complained that they did not know that their accounts had received some kind of sanction until they wanted to tweet or perform another type of action, and they found themselves blocked.
This test attempts to test a dynamic that is more effective and informs the user immediately of changes to their account. This could also speed up the appeals process if the user feels the action is wrong.
This test is being carried out with a small group of users both in its app for iOS and Android as well as in the web version of Twitter. We will have to wait and see if it will be implemented in the future.