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Twitter May Remove ‘Like’ Button Soon

Twitter users, however, were not happy with the development, saying the "Like" button allowed them to support others and offer solidarity

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Twitter has confirmed it was considering removing the heart-shaped ‘Like’ button after its CEO Jack Dorsey admitted that he was not a fan and would be getting rid of it “soon”.

After The Telegraph first reported about this on Monday, the micro-blogging platform said they were rethinking about the ‘Like’ button but it will not “happen soon”.

“As we’ve been saying for a while, we are rethinking everything about the service to ensure we are incentivising healthy conversation, that includes the like button. We are in the early stages of the work and have no plans to share right now,” tweeted @TwitterComms.

The feature was introduced in 2015 to replace the star-shaped button “favourites”.

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Brandon Borrman, Vice President of Twitter communications, also said it is not happening soon.

“Short story on ‘Like’. We’ve been open that we’re considering it. Jack even mentioned it in front of the US Congress. There’s no timeline. It’s not happening a ‘soon’,” he also tweeted.

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Twitter users, however, were not happy with the development, saying the “Like” button allowed them to support others and offer solidarity.

“Some expressed fears that without the button, retweets and argument would be the only means of communication,” reported The Verge. (IANS)

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Twitter Launches Privacy Centre to Spread Info About its Privacy

Twitter launches Privacy Centre to host data protection information

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Twitter has launched a Privacy Centre which will serve as a central place to spread information about its data protection related initiatives. Pixabay

Twitter has launched a Privacy Centre which will serve as a central place to disseminate information about its privacy and data protection related initiatives, announcements, new privacy products and communication about security incidents.

“We believe companies should be accountable to the people that trust them with their personal information, and responsible not only to protect that information but to explain how they do it,” Data Protection Officer Damien Kieran and Kayvon Beykpour, Product Lead at Twitter wrote in a blog post on Monday.

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Twitter Privacy Center will provide more clarity around what twitter is doing to protect the information people share online. Pixabay

“That’s why we’re launching the Twitter Privacy Center to provide more clarity around what we’re doing to protect the information people share with us,” they wrote.

Twitter said it is continuing to invest in its “Data Management Organisation” so that it can always account for the data it has, how it is used, and when it is shared.

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“To make sure everyone at Twitter is accountable, privacy and data protection is the heart of our 2020 company-wide priority to build products that earn the trust of people who use them,” Kieran and Beykpour wrote.

“Privacy by design is a priority with every product we build,” they added. (IANS)