Twitter Unveils New Dashboard to Manage Privacy Easier

Twitter has introduced data dashboard, a tool to help monitor and manage user accounts. The dashboard shows account activation details, the devices that have accessed user accounts and recent login history.

Users who see login activity from an app they don’t recognize can now go to the apps tab in the settings section to revoke its access to their Twitter account. If users notice logins from suspicious locations, they can change passwords immediately, and can enroll in login verification for extra security. From the data dashboard, they can also manage uploaded address book contacts, and download their Twitter archive.

Source: Twitter

What type of information is now available?

  • Account history:Information about the history of your account, such as when and where it was created, and information about the contact information you’ve provided Twitter.
  • Device history:Information about the devices you have used to access your Twitter account.
  • Login history:Information about when and where you’ve logged in to your Twitter account. If you see login activity from a suspicious app, you can go to the Apps tab in your settings to revoke its access to your Twitter account. The IP location shown is the approximate location of the IP address you used to access Twitter, and it may differ from your physical location.
  • Other data:From the Your Twitter data settings, you can access additional information about your account, including the contacts imported from your address book, your entire Tweet history, the apps you have allowed to access your Twitter account, the Twitter accounts you’ve muted, and the Twitter accounts you’ve blocked.

Where can users find their Twitter data?

  • Log in at twitter.com.
  • Click your profile iconin the top right navigation bar.
  • Select Settingsfrom the drop-down menu.
  • From the menu on the left, click Your Twitter data.
  • Enter your password and click Confirm.

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While using Twitter, users don’t need to use their real name. The privacy settings panel lets them control whether their Tweets are kept public, and enable login verification for greater account security. Twitter also supports the Do Not Track service for users who want to prevent Twitter from matching their account to browser-related information for tailored ads, and secures navigation with HTTPS by default.

Last month, Twitter introduced a feature that makes blocking multiple accounts easier. Users can export and share block lists with people who face similar issues or import another user’s list into their accounts and block multiple accounts at once instead of blocking them individually. Last December, Twitter launched the blocked accounts settings page with features that stop blocked users from viewing profiles. In April, Twitter also announced more changes regarding cyberbullying.

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