Twitter is about to get very nosey with its mobile subscribers, and if you’re among the millions of people using the company’s app on your smartphone, you’ll definitely want to listen up. The short-form social media outlet’s new app graph feature will soon start tracking which applications you have installed on your devices. This opt-out feature is being introduced to help the firm insert better ads and recommendations into your timeline.
In a Q&A description of this initiative, Twitter reinforces that it will not collect data from within applications and says that it will notify you when its monitoring feature is active. Not exactly a foreign practice, several existing mobile apps already collect information about their users, however considering Twitter’s massive number of subscribers this new practice might make some folks feel uneasy.
Here’s how to disable this feature when it launches over the next few days:
- Tap the overflow icon.
- Tap Settings.
- Tap the account you’d like to adjust.
- Under Other, you can adjust the setting to Tailor Twitter based on my apps.