Twitter appears to be restoring the ability for non-logged-in users to view tweets, a feature that was temporarily disabled. Editors from BuyTechBlog have reported the ability to access individual tweets without having to log into their accounts. However, profile accessibility remains limited for users who aren’t signed in; they can view a user’s bio but not their tweet feed. Furthermore, the function to preview tweets within iMessage has also been reported to be functional for some.
Twitter’s decision to block tweet access to non-logged-in users was a “short-term crisis response”, as revealed by Twitter owner, Elon Musk. He expressed that the rampant data extraction was undermining the service quality for regular users.
The social media giant shared a similar rationale for imposing temporary restrictions on the number of tweets a user can read daily. According to a statement released on Tuesday, the step was taken to “identify and eliminate bots and other harmful elements undermining the platform”, particularly those scraping data to train AI models. Twitter stated that these rate limits were impacting a marginal percentage of users.
Despite Twitter’s lack of a reachable communications department, tweets are becoming publicly accessible once more. This development coincides with Meta’s launch of its Twitter rival, named Threads. This service is slated to go live in several markets come Thursday, with the exception of the European Union.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Twitter Accessibility Restoration
Why did Twitter temporarily disable tweet viewability for non-logged-in users?
Twitter’s decision to temporarily block tweet access to non-logged-in users was a response to rampant data extraction which was undermining the service quality for regular users.
What is the current status of tweet viewability for non-logged-in users on Twitter?
Twitter is now restoring the ability for non-logged-in users to view individual tweets. However, profile accessibility for such users remains limited; they can view a user’s bio but not their tweet feed.
What is Meta’s Threads and how does it relate to Twitter’s current changes?
Meta’s Threads is a new competitor to Twitter. It is set to go live in several markets, except the European Union. This coincides with Twitter’s reinstatement of tweet viewability for non-logged-in users.
Why did Twitter limit the number of tweets users can read per day?
Twitter imposed a temporary restriction on the number of tweets a user can read daily to identify and eliminate harmful elements such as bots and entities scraping data to train AI models, which were undermining the platform.
What is the status of Twitter’s communications department?
Twitter no longer has a communications department that can be reached for comments or clarifications.
More about Twitter Accessibility Restoration
- [Twitter’s Recent Changes]
- [Elon Musk’s Statement on Twitter’s User Accessibility]
- [Meta’s New Service – Threads]
- [Twitter’s Temporary Daily Tweet Limit]
- [Data Scraping Issues on Twitter]