Twitter to Start Tracking Apps Installed on Your Phone

If you use Twitter, then you’d probably like to know that the popular service will soon start tracking which apps you have installed on your device.

Twitter to Start Tracking Apps

This new feature will scan your apps, and apparently help Twitter “deliver more tailored content” to your timeline. The data collected could also help Twitter achieve the so-called “instant timeline”. The instant timeline would bring you tweets from automatically followed Twitter users, selected based on your interests.

The tracking feature will be turned on automatically, but if you feel that it’s too intrusive, you’ll be able to turn it off, and here’s how:

Using Twitter for Android:
1. Tap the overflow icon 
2. Tap Settings.
3. Tap the account you’d like to adjust.
4. Under Other, you can adjust the setting to Tailor Twitter based on my apps.

Using Twitter for iOS:
1. From the Me tab, tap the gear icon 
2. Tap Settings.
3. Tap the account you’d like to adjust.
4. Under Privacy, you can adjust the setting to Tailor Twitter based on my apps.

To learn more about this, you can head over to Twitter’s official Help page.