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Twitter tries harder to promote third-party safety tools

Twitter has launched a new limited trial that will see it develop third-party security tools for its original service, TechCrunch reports. The test will first focus on such apps Block Party, Guards and Moderatewhich can help prevent stress and other toxins in the site.

In this experiment, select users will see these services advertised in a new instant when they are silent or blocked by another Twitter account. She highlighted the app displayed on her Twitter inbox, a recently launched which now promotes third-party Twitter devices a center online. “Twitter Toolbox offers many solutions to improve your Twitter experience,” read right away, before writing a selection of services.

The test is Twitter’s attempt to develop third-party tools on its platform, which now have to rely on word-of-mouth or traditional advertising to attract new users. “[Developers] We want users and we want to give users the right timing, “Twitter chief marketing officer Amir Shevat told TechCrunch.

An example of a quick third-party tool shown to test users.
Photo: Twitter via TechCrunch

It comes as Twitter is trying to rebuild its broken relationship with historic third-party developers. In the early days of Twitter, the social media network had a very open approach, allowing developers to build a third-party customer that was fully visible in its service. But in 2012 this trend changed, and by 2018, Twitter had effectively killed the entire third-party consumer market.

But just two years later, the company was rebuilding the resources available to third-party developers. It launched Type 2 API in early 2020, with support for “conversational chat, Tweets survey results, Tweets posted profiles, spam filtering, and flow filtering and search language.” The new API left early entry last year, though it still installs some development restrictions, such as being limited to dragging 500,000 or 2 million tweets per month, depending on the entry level.

According to Shevat, the hope is to promote a useful relationship between Twitter and third-party developers. “Twitter now I think the old Nokia… was a good phone. But the only app on it was Snake, if you remember,” Shevat said. TechCrunch. “I see the future of Twitter as an iPhone, where you can really get value through creative innovation.”