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Twitter is testing 3 new features that it is considering adding to its service that increases privacy

Twitter is testing 3 new features that it is considering adding to its service that increases privacy
Twitter is testing 3 new features that it is considering adding to its service that increases privacy

Twitter is testing 3 new features that it is considering adding to its service that increases privacyAmong the three concepts is the Trusted Friends option, which allows users to limit the audience of selected Tweets to a smaller circle of close friendsWhile Facets lets you categorize your tweets when sent, the service is also considering letting users include certain phrases they’d prefer not to see in their replies.

Twitter says: “These ideas are in their early stages, and none are currently in active development.

“Many Twitter users have multiple accounts to separate their work and personal lifeOne is often private to prevent personal news from being shared publiclyBut features like Trusted Friends and Faces can allow the same functionality from a single accountAnd Trusted Friends can offer a toggle option to let you indicate that a Tweet should be public or just friends (similar to Instagram’s Close Friends feature)Whereas, Facets offers more control, in theory allowing you to sort your tweets into professional and personal, hobby or specific interests.

The platform says: You may be able to follow someone just because they tweet about a certain topicInstead of having to follow his account as a wholeThe proposed final feature allows you to select certain phrases that you would prefer not to see in replies to your tweetsFollowers then see these highlighted phrases, along with a warning not to use this languageAnd in one of the Twitter example screenshots, the word asshole is highlighted along with a warningAlthough Twitter says people can ignore the directions, the authors of the tweets have the option to move these offending responses to the bottom of the conversation.

Twitter warns that it is not currently actively building any of these featuresInstead, she hopes that tweeting about it early will help the company gather feedback about its early-stage plansLast month, Dominic Camusi, Twitter’s privacy designer, tweeted about a similar work-in-progress feature to allow users to unmention them when they are tagged in a conversation.

It comes weeks after the company began publicly testing its new tip feature, Tip Jar, with people discovering that it risks showing the sender’s home address to the recipient when using PayPal.

Although the problem was technically caused by PayPal rather than Twitter, critics argued that the social network should have given users more warning when they used the payment feature

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Twitter is testing 3 new features that it is considering adding to its service that increases privacy
Twitter is testing 3 new features that it is considering adding to its service that increases privacy

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