Twitter plans new privacy tools, including hiding old tweets – Pocket-lint
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(Pocket-lint) – Twitter is reportedly working on a few new features to help users gain more control over their privacy on the service, including a tool to let you auto-archive your Tweets after a set amount of time.
The changes, reported by Bloomberg, are apparently all in response to the feeling that people don’t always have full control over how people interact with them on the platform, especially once they attract a significant number of other users.
The list of possible changes is long and some tweaks could prove controversial, but most will likely be welcomed by large accounts. In addition to archived Tweets, you can also edit who is following you, removing people completely rather than just blocking them.
You can also decide who can see which Tweets you’ve hit the Jaime button on and completely opt out of conversations that mention your nickname, rather than relying on individual Tweet authors to remove your tag.
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For many of these potential changes, there are already some heavy-duty workarounds (such as manually deleting all of your old Tweets), and that’s apparently part of the motivation, as Twitter seeks to help people use the platform. form like they already do, but with less work involved.
Of course, in the absence of official confirmation, we don’t know if these settings will be sent to Twitter for good, or what the timeline for their deployment might be.
Written by Max Freeman-Mills. Originally published on .