Twitter reverts change that left clean areas instead of deleted embedded tweets

Twitter has confirmed it reversed a change that altered the looks of deleted tweets embedded on web sites outdoors of Twitter (due to @RuinDig on Twitter for pointing this out). As a substitute of leaving a clean hole instead of the deleted tweets, the positioning will return to displaying the tweet’s authentic textual content.

“After contemplating the suggestions we heard, we’re rolling again this modification for now whereas we discover totally different choices,” Twitter spokesperson Remi Duhé stated in an emailed assertion to The Verge. “We recognize those that shared their factors of view — your suggestions helps us make Twitter higher.”

If you happen to head to any third-party webpage with an embedded tweet (like this one from The Verge), you’ll see that you could as soon as once more see the tweet’s authentic textual content, date, and the identify of the person who posted it. Judging by Twitter’s response, it appears to be like like this reversal is simply non permanent whereas the corporate figures out an alternate approach to show deleted tweets on web sites. It’s unclear what sort of “totally different choices” Twitter would possibly check out, however, hopefully, it gained’t contain utterly blocking out any data related to the tweet.

How deleted embedded tweets appeared in articles following Twitter’s quiet change.
Screenshot: The Verge

On Wednesday, Kevin Marks pointed out that Twitter quietly started utilizing Javascript — doubtlessly as early as late March — to dam out deleted tweets (pictured above) embedded on different web sites. This consists of tweets from accounts which have been banned or suspended from Twitter, making it unattainable to see embedded tweets from individuals like Donald Trump, who Twitter banned last year. This had fairly massive implications for information tales that included deleted tweets or tweets from banned customers, that are usually necessary for context.

Earlier this week, Twitter announced that it’s working on a long-awaited “edit” button, sparking considerations over whether or not individuals may abuse the function to vary the content material of a tweet (together with these which can be embedded) after it had already been shared.


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