The administration of the microblogging service Twitter is considering expanding the privacy settings, told Bloomberg sources.
The source describes the new features as a set of “social privacy” changes designed to make Twitter more comfortable for everyone. In September, Twitter will start asking users to check the status of their profile – internal research has shown that many do not even know which profile they have (public or private).
But perhaps the most significant is another possibility – archiving old tweets. As planned, users will be able to hide their posts after some time – for example, after 30, 60, 90 days or a year.
The developers are also considering several other possibilities. Among them – limiting the circle of people who can see the posts they like, leaving the conversation (deleting yourself or mentioning from the discussion thread) and removing subscribers without blocking them.
There are no exact dates for the availability of the above features yet, and archiving tweets is now in a “concept phase.” But starting in September, Twitter will test subscribe to a limited number of subscribers, and the ability to “leave the chat” should appear before the end of this year. Twitter spokesman confirmed The Verge that testing of some of these features will start next week.
The day before, the social network began testing a security mode among English-speaking accounts, which automatically blocks for tweets containing “offensive” and “toxic” expressions. Also Twitter launched Paid super-subscriptions to access additional content (currently only available on iOS for a limited number of US users).