Twitter will soon offer more context about unavailable tweets

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Twitter says it will soon offer users more context about unavailable tweets, rather than just presenting a wall of “This Tweet is unavailable” notices. TechCrunch notes that the feature should cut down on confusion when you’re trying to read a Twitter conversation, only to find that half of its tweets are missing for reasons that aren’t obvious.

Twitter didn’t specify exactly what this notification would look like. Tweets can be unavailable for a variety of reasons: they might contain a keyword that you’ve muted, an account’s tweets could be protected, or a tweet may have been deleted. The “context” that Twitter describes could consist of explaining which of these is to blame for an unavailable tweet, as it now does when labeling tweets…

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