Linktree in your bio can get you temporarily suspended from Twitter

Now Twitter will not allow users to promote other social media platforms from their Twitter accounts. People use to promote their Facebook, Instagram, and other links on Twitter, also people have linktree in their bio for posting other links but after the policy update, they will not be able to do that.

Twitter support said “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.

“We still allow cross-posting content from any social media platform. Posting links or usernames to social media platforms not listed above are also not in violation of this policy.”

Twitter said action will be taken against accounts where policy violations will be found.

What is the Promotion of alternative social platforms policy of Twitter?

At both the Tweet level and the account level, Twitter will remove any free promotion of prohibited 3rd-party social media platforms, such as linking out (i.e. using URLs) to any of the below platforms on Twitter, or providing your handle without a URL:

Prohibited platforms:

  • Facebook, Instagram, Mastodon, Truth Social, Tribel, Post and Nostr
  • 3rd-party social media link aggregators such as linktr.ee, lnk.bio
  • Examples:
    • “follow me @username on Instagram”
    • “username@mastodon.social”
    • “check out my profile on Facebook – facebook.com/username”

Who will be suspended?

Accounts that are used for the main purpose of promoting content on another social platform may be suspended.  Additionally, any attempts to bypass restrictions on external links to the above prohibited social media platforms through technical or non-technical means (e.g. URL cloaking, plaintext obfuscation) is in violation of this policy. This includes, but is not limited to, spelling out “dot” for social media platforms that use “.” in the names to avoid URL creation, or sharing screenshots of your handle on a prohibited social media platform.

  • Example: “instagram dot com/username”

What is not a violation of this policy?

Certain social media platforms provide alternative experiences to Twitter and allow users to post content to Twitter from these platforms. In general, any type of cross-posting to our platform is not in violation of this policy, even from the prohibited sites listed above.

Additionally, Twitter allows paid advertisement/promotion for any of the prohibited social media platforms.

What happens if you violate this policy?

Tweet deletion and temporary account locks

  • If violations of this policy are an isolated incident or first offense, we may take a number of actions ranging from requiring the deletion of one or more Tweets to temporarily locking account(s). Any subsequent offenses will result in permanent suspension.

Temporary suspension

  • If violations of this policy are included in your bio and/or account name, we will temporarily suspend your account and require changes to your profile to no longer be in violation. Subsequent violations may result in permanent suspension.

If you believe that your account was locked or suspended in error, you can submit an appeal.

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