Twitter Updates Permission Process

Twitter Updates Permission Process

Twitter Updates Permission Process

0 comments 📅06 July 2016, 02:45

Twitter Updates Permission Process

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Twitter has been changing its view on third-party apps
recently and today announced further changes to the way users can control the
amount of information these apps can have access to.

In March Twitter announced it was restricting third-party developers from developing Twitter clients which mimic or replicate Twitter’s
official apps following numerous violations of the Terms of Service. Today it
announced new permission processes to allow users more control over what
third-party apps can and can’t access. “All third-party applications that you
allow to access your Twitter account go through a permissions process. Today
we’re announcing an update to help you make more informed choices about the way
third-party apps integrate with your Twitter account.” Beginning today, apps
that you use to access your direct messages will ask for your permission again.
By the middle of June, applications that do not need access to your direct
messages will no longer have it, and you can continue to use these apps as

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There will also be more detailed permission screens when you
first connect an app to Twitter. Among the various levels of access you give it
include reading your Tweets, seeing who you follow, updating your profile,
posting Tweets on your behalf, or accessing your direct messages. If you’re not
comfortable with the level of access an application requests, simply say “No,
thanks.” These changes come following requests from users and developers who
asked for a greater level of clarity and control. There are apparently hundreds
of thousands of third-party apps designed to interact with Twitter and these
changes should help clarify exactly what you’re giving these apps access to.

Source: Twitter Blog

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