How to block “advertising” surveillance Twitter on iOS




Twitter began tracking applications , downloadable owners of smartphones and tablets. This is stated on the page of technical support. Thus, the service intends to build a personalized selection of interesting content to the user.

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In Twitter assure that will track a list of installed games and programs, not collecting the data from the applications themselves. In this case, the information will be sent by default.

“We want to set up Twitter in accordance with your preferences and is, therefore, and from time to time update a list of applications installed on your mobile device. So we are able to offer you personalized content, which may be interesting to you, “- said in the Help Center service.

Everybody can disable, abandoning contextual advertising. You can do it from the operating system settings.

How to disable Twitter Follow downloadable applications on iOS

Step 1: Twitter collects data using the tracking of advertising, which monitors the behavior of the owner of the iPhone and iPad. It works in conjunction with a special service in iOS, which was called Identifier for Advertisers or IFA. The result of her work as follows: the advertising content that sees owner iOS, selected on the basis of his actions. Thus, a third-party service anonymously learn the user’s preferences and display advertising in relation to its interests. You can disable this feature in Settings -> Privacy -> Advertising -> Restrict tracking advertising.


Step 2: If you’re already using Twitter, there are chances that the service has already collected data on your applications. Run the client and navigate to the program settings in the “I”.

Step 3: Open the submenu “Accounts” and scroll to «Tailor Twitter based on my apps». Remove the check mark next to it.

It is worth noting that this is not the first of the innovations announced microblogging service. Previously, Twitter launched a feature through which you can send tweets a private message. In addition, there was a search for all public messages written during the existence of social networks.

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