Twitter has reversed a decision to alter its rules on "blocking" following a backlash from angry users.
The social media site made changes on Friday allowing unwanted Twitter followers to re-tweet, like, or peer at messages in the public accounts of people who "block" them.
Prior to the change, a blocked user was barred from seeing or interacting with the accounts of people who blocked them.
The change sparked passionate opposition among users on Friday, many of whom tweeted their opposition under the hashtag "RestoreTheBlock".
Twitter now says the original policy has been reinstated.
"We have decided to reverse the change after receiving feedback from many users," wrote the company's head of product, Michael Sippey, in a blog post on Twitter's website.
"We never want to introduce features at the cost of users feeling less safe.
"Any blocks you had previously instituted are still in effect."
But he said the change meant users will once again be able to tell that they have been blocked.
"We believe this is not ideal, largely due to the retaliation against blocking users by blocked users (and sometimes their friends) that often occurs."