Twitter Now Tracks Which Apps You Have

Twitter wants to “build a more personal experience” for you which is why they are now collecting a list of which apps you have installed on your phone. Twitter insists they only collect the list of apps, no information within them. This means Twitter will be able to get more insight into your interests, show you more targeted advertising and suggest content or pages to follow.

Once the feature is turned on you will be notified by Twitter.

There is a way to opt out though, by following these steps:

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.

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