Supervisor Elham AbolFateh
Editor in Chief Mohamed Wadie

Twitter Bans Posting of Links to Facebook, Instagram, More

Mon 19 Dec 2022 | 07:53 PM
Omnia Ahmed

Twitter announced a new policy that prohibited people from posting handles and links to other social networks, including Instagram and Facebook.

The Elon Musk-owned company “no longer allows free promotion of certain social media platforms” on Twitter. The social media giant affirmed that it is removing all accounts “created solely for the purpose of promoting other social networks.”

It also plans to remove links to content from above mentioned social platforms.

The statement read: “Specifically, we will remove accounts created solely for the purpose of promoting other social platforms and content that contains links or usernames for the following platforms: Facebook, Instagram, Mastodon, Truth Social, Tribel, Nostr, and Post.”

“We know that many of our users may be active on other social media platforms; however, going forward, Twitter will no longer allow free promotion of specific social media platforms on Twitter,” the social platform noted on its policy page.

Earlier, media outlets reported that Twitter is closing its newsletter platform Revue in January 2023 after it had acquired the latter in January 2021.

Revue enabled writers to monetize their Twitter following by blending their newsletters directly into the Twitter timeline, competing with platforms like Substack and Medium.

The platform announced: “We’ve made the difficult decision to shut down Revue.” Writers have until 18 January 2023 to retrieve their data before it all gets deleted.