Twitter block button updates

Twitter updates its block button to hide retweets on users' timelines

Previously if you blocked someone on Twitter, their tweets could still be retweeted by another user into your timeline.

The micro-blogging site is adding a total block to combat trolls and abusive behaviour.

Twitter called it a powerful tool to restrict people from contacting you or seeing your tweets when logged in.

"When you block someone on Twitter, they cannot follow you or send direct messages. If they @ mention you, you will not see a notification," Twitter said.