Twitter has added a way to flag links within tweets as possibly sensitive. The company has announced that there is a new field used whenever a tweet contains a link, giving Twitter users the option to be warned before they click links that might office or age friendly.
The new feature is not functional yet, but Twitter was informing developers that it was just added and is now in the testing phase.
According to Twitter representative Taylor Singletary:
In the future, we’ll have a family of additional API methods & fields for handling end-user ‘media settings’ [linked pages and images etc] and possibly sensitive content. To us, this seems like a feature that’s long overdue, giving users the ability to control the kind of content they or their children are exposed to, letting them use Twitter without fear of being unpleasantly surprised when they click on an inappropriate link.
According to Twitter’s media policy document, the company will remove media that might be considered sensitive such as nudity, violence, or medical procedures.