Twitter has revealed yet one more test, this one that creates it very easy to inform when you’ve done something that has jeopardized your account. Those that are a part of this test may even see a replacement banner above their account’s feed if they’ve had their account locked or suspended, also like what the penalty means and the way the user can proceed in light of it.
Twitter is home to an ever-expanding list of rules and guidelines for using the platform. Violating these rules may end in the corporate reviewing your account and, if a violation is identified, the action being taken against it. This might, counting on the infraction, involve temporarily locking your account or suspending it entirely in additional extreme cases.
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
If either of those actions is applied against your account, you’ll see a replacement banner above your tweet feed that boldly states you’ve been locked or permanently suspended. In addition, each banner includes what quite a penalty has been applied, like whether the account will eventually be unlocked while making it clear that you’ll be unable to interact with others’ tweets.
The account suspension banner includes an immediate link to Twitter‘s appeal system so that users who afflict the action can plan to catch on reverse. The banner also notes that suspended users can’t make new accounts, though, of course, that doesn’t stop trolls as they will check in with a special email address.
It’s unclear what percentage of Twitter users are included during this test. Like any test, it’s possible that it won’t continue to become a typical feature for all users or that a more widespread rollout may involve a modified version of the banner.