Twitter Updates its Privacy Policy, Explains it to the Users

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In a recent blog post, Twitter informed its users about its new privacy policy. The social media platform has finally updated its privacy policy and come up with some new features. We will discuss those features briefly. After a long debate with the Indian government on privacy reasons, the social media platform has finally updated its policies.

Twitter Makes Changes in its Privacy Policy 

Social media platform Twitter has updated its privacy policy lately. For a long time, the application was involved in privacy-related queries with the Indian government. However, now it has finally updated its privacy policy and informed its users via a blog post. The new privacy policies have come into effect from August 19, 2021. Moreover, the app notes the changes in its policies around several features.

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Twitter Updates its Privacy Policy, Explains it to the Users
Source: Digital Trends

What did they Mention in the Blog Post?

In the blog post, Twitter wrote that they are making changes in their privacy policy. Besides that, they also announced that the new privacy policies will come into effect from August 19, 2021. Moreover, the post said that it is the users’ right to know what data the application collects from them and how it uses them. The user should precisely know the details and have full control over them. It also said that the basic purpose of the new privacy policy is to have transparency with the user. The application wants to empower its users so that they are well aware of whatever information they share with the social media platform.

A Brief Explanation of the Updated Twitter Privacy Policy

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In the newly updated privacy policy, Twitter users will find a new version of Spaces. This feature is a social audio feature through which users can participate or host a live audio environment. Explaining the algorithm of this feature, the application said that they produce audio transcripts for the conversation happening on the platform. Besides that, it has also updated its payment feature. Whenever a user makes a payment via the app, the application receives some information about the transaction. It may get information like when was the transaction done or when any subscription is due for renewal.

Twitter Updates its Privacy Policy, Explains it to the Users
Source: The Indian Express

Also, the application allows third-party partners to display their content via the video feature. Whenever a user watches their video content, the third-party partner might receive the users’ data according to their privacy policy. Henceforth, users always need to keep in mind that while using the video feature, they are actually allowing a third party to have access to their data. Besides these features, the social media platform has updated several features and also explained each and every feature briefly. You can have access to their privacy policy list here.

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