Currently in ‘Concept phase.’
Twitter is planning to provide its users with more privacy control and tools. Social media app plans include giving users the choice to archive old tweets after a period (0, 60, or 90 days or a full year). The plans further include options to remove followers, limit to the audience which can see your liked tweets, and let users remove themselves from a conversation, says Bloomberg.
Bloomberg called these additional features “Social privacy suit” and the suit’s sole purpose is to make more and more people tweeting and engaging on Twitter. Twitter released no details about the timeline of the archive option yet. These new privacy options are in the “Concept phase” according to Bloomberg. But, the company plans to rule out the remove followers feature at the end of September and people remove themselves from conversations at the end of this year.
“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. 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.”
-Twitter to The Verge
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