Twitter to allow its users to hide their old tweets, remove followers
Twitter is working on new features to enhance user privacy, according to Bloomberg. The social media app is working on a feature that will allow the users to archive old tweets so as to hide them from other users after a specified time, like 30, 60, or 90 days or one year.
The company also included options to limit who can see the tweets that you have liked, to let people remove themselves from a conversation on Twitter, and to let people remove followers without outright blocking them.
Bloomberg describes the new features as a set of social privacy changes that are aimed to be more privacy-oriented for users while they engage on the social media platform.
According to research by Twitter, most of the users are unaware of the status of their accounts that whether it is public or private. The company will start asking users to review in September.
The new feature, the archive option, is still in the concept phase, according to Bloomberg. However, Twitter will start to allow the users to remove themselves from the conversation next year and to remove followers from September this year.
While talking to the press Twitter said, “At Twitter, privacy is more than what we do with your data, it’s also about how we help you feel safe and in control of how you show up on Twitter,” a spokesperson said.
“We understand that there’s no one size fits all approach to privacy, so we’re excited to roll out more features and tools to empower people on Twitter to customize their experience. Our focus on social privacy is inspired by feedback we received through a global research study we conducted to better understand people’s perceptions of and needs for privacy around the globe. We’ll begin testing some of these features as soon as next week.”
The company has rolled out many features to its users including monetization features like ticketed audio rooms, which started rolling out last week, and subscription-based “Super Follows,” which is exclusive to the US only.
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