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Twitter wants you to know when they look for you by name | Digital Trends Spanish

Twitter is testing new privacy features, one of the most interesting is a tool that notifies users when other people have searched for their profile name.

The new function allows them to choose if they want to be found in this way, with time limits.

Lena Emara, Twitter product designer, has published a series of new privacy features on her account that would seek to achieve “a healthier Twitter”, offering more control to users to limit unwanted interactions.

Privacy is one of those things everyone wants, but it’s not a one-size-fits-all.

Very early concepts in 🧵are ways I’m exploring to make Twitter healthier. These are just ideas and not being built (yet?), So your feedback is helpful!

& mdash; Lena Emara (@LenaEmara) July 6, 2021

This new option allows you to receive notifications when other people have searched for the user’s name. Thus, in addition to receiving the notification, the person will have the option to limit if they want others to be able to find their profile in this way, as well as assign temporary limits for this function.

This tool recalls those applied by other platforms, which also notify the person when their name and profile have been searched by third parties.

Other privacy-related functions that Twitter evaluates include a new privacy check-in, which allows you to quickly choose between the different settings that already exist in the social network in this area, such as private accounts, or choose who can send direct messages or tag photos.

Meanwhile, Emara has shown two other new conceptual functions. One of them allows you to publish from different accounts more easily, and another that alerts users of private accounts who respond to people who do not follow them that they can see their tweets, and allows them to make their accounts public.

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