Later when a user wants to block or mute another user using Twitter's built-in tools via the web application, Twitter will suggest various third-party applications. The goal is that users can get a higher level of security and protection.
In the early stages or trials of the Beta version this time, the third-party application that Twitter will recommend is Block Party, an application that allows people to automatically block accounts that have the potential to harass on social media. In addition, the Bodyguard application can automatically moderate replies as desired by the user. There's also a Moderate app, which can help users manage mentions that come into their account.
These applications have actually been used for a long time on Twitter. However, with this latest initiative, Twitter users no longer need to search for these various applications, because Twitter will immediately recommend them on a special page which they call the “Twitter Toolbox”.
Quoted from Techcrunch, Twitter Toolbox will actually not only provide a variety of third-party applications related to user security to recommend. But also various other third-party applications according to the needs of each user.
Block Party, Bodyguard, Moderate and a number of security-related applications are just the beginning of many other application services that will be recommended to users.
For example, at this early stage, Twitter also recommended scheduling applications such as Chirr App and Buffe. As well as Thread Reader apps and measuring tools, such as ilo, Blackmagic.so, Direcon Inc, Followerwonk and Tweepsmap.
In a simple way, the Twitter Toolbox will be present like an online hub that displays a variety of ready-to-use applications and services that have been developed by the Twitter developer community for its users to use.
Twitter says the idea to feature Toolbox on its platform came from discussions with the developer community. Where developers say that they want to improve the user experience on Twitter, as well as hope that the distribution of the application is accommodated so that more users are aware of the existence of their product.
“This is our first step in working with developers to actually enable those needs. They want users, and we want to get them the right users at the right time, as well as provide good value to Twitter users who currently need innovation from these developers,” explained Twitter Product Head Amir Shevat.