Twitter Bans Promotion of Other Social Accounts, No More Linktree

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Ya can’t promote other socials here
… Linktree included!

12/18/2022 12: 30 PM PT

New rule alert at Twitter — Elon Musk apparently wants to keep the bird app exclusive, so he’s banning the promotion of any other social media accounts … including via Linktree.

The official Twitter Support account made Sunday’s announcement, writing: “We recognize many of our users who are active on other social networking platforms. We will not allow the promotion of certain social media sites on Twitter. “

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.

— Twitter Support (@TwitterSupport) December 18, 2022

They added, “Specifically we will remove accounts that are solely used to promote other social platforms and content which contains links or usernames of the following platforms: Facebook and Instagram, Mastodon and Truth Social, Tribel and Post. “

Some clarification… Twitter Support points out that this doesn’t mean they are banning links to other social media websites, such as cross-posting content (like putting up an IG link on Twitter). It sounds like they won’t stand for… unadulterated promotion of other accounts that might drive Twitter users away from this platform.

This is a major change. It is now against Twitter policy to connect any social media platform to your account, unless you pay for it. It is against policy to use a Linktree link.

— Shane Pittman (@StarringShane) December 18, 2022

Several users have already been involved in the Twitter policy debate and confirmed that it will apply to Linktree URLs. These URLs allow people to search for someone’s entire social media footprint, as well as other useful links. Linktree is used frequently by content creators.

Twitter says phrases like “Follow Me on XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX” are likely to get someone banned. This has been happening a lot lately, under the new Musk regime. People have been promoting their Mastadon accounts and others as prominent users who have migrated over.

For anyone who’s behind on the news; Twitter just banned us from telling people our other social medias, linking to other sites like Instagram etc or telling you our usernames. We are not allowed to use linktree, carrd, or similar sites. We can be suspended if we promote them.

— BeaPlays (@BeaPlaysRBLX) December 18, 2022

It’s the latest crackdown against Elon. Remember, he’s been suspending journos who cover/criticize him … handing down bans and reversals of those bans on the drop of a dime.

Fun times …

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