Twitter is rolling out a new dashboard to help users monitor and manage their accounts. it can show you things about your login activity, manage contacts, download your Twitter archive, etc.
Above all it's about privacy and account security.
"From the beginning, Twitter has empowered people to share information with the world," says product manager Mollie Vandor. "To put you in control of your information, we’ve made a series of deliberate design decisions that help protect your privacy and security. For example, you don’t need to use your real name on Twitter. Your privacy settings let you control whether your Tweets are kept public, and you can enablelogin verification for greater account security. We respect Do Not Track, and we secure your Twitter experience with HTTPS by default, StartTLS and forward secrecy."
The dashboard can be accessed from your settings menu on Twitter.com. It shows account activation details, recent login history, and devices that have accessed your account.
"If you see login activity from an app that you don’t recognize, you can go to the apps tab in your settings to revoke its access to your Twitter account," says Vandor. "If you notice logins from suspicious locations, you can change your password immediately, and you can enroll in login verification for extra security. From your dashboard, you can also manage your uploaded address book contacts, download your Twitter archive, and more. Visit our Help Center for additional information."
The dashboard should serve as a good reminder for users about just what all apps are accessing their account. For some, it might be more than they realized.
Twitter says it is continuing to roll out the feature, so it's not clear exactly when that will be completed, but you should be able to access it soon.
In other Twitter news, the company also updated its Summary card for websites.
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