Twitter has introduced stricter privacy settings for its users, offering them more details and more control over the information that apps are allowed to access.
The new permissions will surely frustrate third party developers that had been free to access information that their applications had no use for.
In a blog post, the company explained that applications that were able to access users’ direct messages would have to ask for users’ permission again.
Twitter also revealed that by July, applications that don’t need to access users’ direct messages will no longer have access to them.
The company also detailed a new permissions page which clearly tells users what information a new application will have access to if they start using it.
“These activities may include reading your Tweets, seeing who you follow, updating your profile, posting Tweets on your behalf, or accessing your direct messages,” the company explained.
Users uncomfortable with the amount of information that an application is demanding can simply say no. The company said that it introduced the new privacy measures based on feedback from users and developers who demanded greater control and clarity on the platform.