Twitter has announced that it will no longer allow users to post links to their Facebook, Instagram, and Mastodon accounts on its platform. The social media giant said that it made the decision in order to reduce the amount of spam and misinformation on its site, as well as to protect the privacy of its users.
This change will affect users who have previously included links to their other social media accounts in their Twitter bios or tweets. Twitter has not announced any plans to remove links to other websites or platforms, such as YouTube or LinkedIn.
Twitter’s decision has received mixed reactions from users, with some praising the move as a way to reduce clutter and improve the quality of content on the platform, while others have criticized it as a way to limit free speech and inhibit users’ ability to connect with one another.
The new policy will go into effect on January 1, 2023.