Twitter Knows What Apps You Use, But Don’t Worry, You Can Restrict It

Twitter Mobile App

Do you have a Twitter app on your mobile? If yes, then Twitter is going to deliver you ‘tailored content’ based on the apps available in your mobile.  The objective behind releasing this new change is just to deliver the content you might be interested in.

Twitter specifies that they are just collating a list of apps you have installed in your mobile and not about what all things you do within the apps.

The company has named this initiative as an ‘App Graph’ and it is designed to collect the data to serve a more personalized experience.  Following are some of the things it may do with the data collated about your apps –

–         Improvised ‘Who To Follow’ by recommending other people with similar interests.

–         Displaying content in your timeline, which Twitter believes you will find interesting like account, tweets or other content.

–         Showing more relevant promoted content.

Whenever this feature will be activated, you will receive a notification saying ‘to help tailor your experience, Twitter uses the apps on your device’. Yes, this is understandable that you won’t like Twitter to find the unnecessary data about you.  However, if you don’t want to share the data about the apps you have in your mobile, then follow the below steps to manually shut off the feature –

For Android Users –

–         Tap on the overflow icon

–         Tap Settings

–         Tap the twitter account you want to adjust

–         Under other, you can manage the setting to Tailor Twitter based on my apps.

 

For iOS Users

–         Go to Me tab, tap on the gear icon

–         Tap settings

–         Tap the Twitter account you want to adjust

–         Under Privacy option, you can manage the setting to Tailor Twitter based on my apps.