Twitter's attempts to clean up its act appears to be paying off.
The social media company Tuesday not only posted a surprise pick up in monthly active users, it also boasted better-than-expected quarterly sales.
Monthly active users jumped to 330 million.
Users and advertisers appear to be responding favorably to Twitter's efforts to delete spam accounts and better police posts.
Like it's peers, Twitter has come under fire for helping to spread hate speech, bullying, and political misinformation.
The quarterly results - so promising - investors were willing to overlook a sales forecast that was below analyst forecast.
Shares of Twitter surged 16 percent .
Twitter admitted that it will have to continue spending heavily to monitor activity, as well as plan for new services and other improvements as it continues to compete for ad dollars gobbled up by larger rivals Facebook and Google.