Twitter has reversed its decision to prohibit people from posting handles and links to other social networks including Facebook, Instagram, Mastodon, Truth Social, Tribel, Nostr, and Post.
In an announcement on Sunday, the company stated that it will begin removing accounts created solely for the purpose of promoting other social platforms. In a now-deleted tweet, Twitter Support wrote:
"We recognize that many of our users are active on other social media platforms. However, we will no longer allow free promotion of certain social media platforms 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."
Following several backlashes from users against the policy change, the platform has deleted the tweets containing the new policies and quietly removed the policy page that detailed these rules.
Musk later specified that the policy will be adjusted to suspend accounts whose only purpose is to promote other social networks.
Twitter has now started a poll on its Twitter Safety account asking users if the company should form a policy on accounts used just to promote other social networks.