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Twitter to add new tools? Users might remove followers, archive tweets

Twitter is allegedly working on another feature that would allow users to delete followers from their list rather than just banning them. There is no timetable for these improvements, and Twitter has yet to disclose further information publicly.

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New Delhi, First Published Sep 6, 2021, 12:35 PM IST
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Twitter is rumoured to be working on a host of new features that will offer users more control over their following lists and view their tweets and likes. One of the most significant features in the works is archive previous tweets, allowing users to safeguard their online identity and reputation. Furthermore, Twitter is allegedly working on another feature that would allow users to delete followers from their list rather than just banning them. There is no timetable for these improvements, and Twitter has yet to disclose further information publicly.

According to media reports, Bloomberg stated that the new capabilities make Twitter users "more comfortable" when interacting with and sharing posts on social media. According to the article, the new capabilities are being created under the "social privacy" umbrella in an "effort to empower platform users to control their reputations and identities. As per internal business studies, consumers do not grasp privacy fundamentals, such as if their account is publicly viewable.

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In terms of functionality, 'Archived tweets' would allow users to conceal previous tweets after a certain period of time. Twitter is also exploring a variety of timeframes, such as concealing postings after 30, 60, and 90 days, as well as hiding tweets after a full year. Another feature in the works is the ability to hide tweets you've liked from a group of individuals or from all followers. Twitter previously launched Fleets tales, which allowed users to convey their thoughts in the form of ephemeral messages. Last month, Twitter removed Fleets.

'Leaving discussions' and 'Removing followers' are other rumoured features. It is unclear if the new feature (is released) would be available to everyone or only to Twitter's paying members. For example, the business previously stated that its Edit Tweets functionality would be behind a paywall.

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