Twitter Anonymizer

Twitter Anonymizer

Anonymize tweets in a single click before sharing a screenshot

What is Twitter Anonymizer?

Twitter Anonymizer is a Firefox add-on that allows users to easily anonymize tweets by removing the name and avatar of the user before sharing screenshots. This helps to reduce the potential for harassment and provides an additional layer of protection for users with large followings. It encourages responsible sharing and reminds users to describe image contents for the visually impaired.

Stats date:
Users: 58 ▼ -1
Rating: 5.00 (2)
Version: 1.3.0 (Last updated: 2022-09-04)
Creation date: 2022-07-06
Weekly download count: 2
Firefox on Android: Yes
Manifest version: 2
  • activeTab
  • contextMenus
Size: 39.66K
Email: Click to see
URLs: Website
Risk impact: Moderate risk impact
Risk likelihood: Low risk likelihood

Other platforms

Not available on Chrome
Not available on Edge

Some discussions on Twitter can be quite heated. It's common to quote a tweet to criticize its content. But sometimes, a quoted tweet can lead to harassment of the quoted user, and the potential harassment is even higher when you have a huge number of followers.

The best way to prevent this potential harassment is to share a screenshot of the tweet, without the name and avatar of the user. It does not fully prevent harassment, as one can still search for the tweet's content and find it, but it will still work as a way to limit the harassment :

  • As there is a new step (searching for the tweet's content), fewer people will make this effort
  • If the user regrets their tweet, or just wants to protect themselves, they can delete the tweet and make it impossible to associate the anonymized tweet to their account

(The REAL best way to prevent harassment is to rephrase the tweet's content so it can never be found by someone with malicious intents. But hey, the anonymization is the second best way !)

And remember, be responsible with what you share, and never forget to describe your image contents for the visually impaired.

Risk impact

Twitter Anonymizer may not be safe to use and it requires some risky permissions. Exercise caution when installing this add-on. Review carefully before installing.

Risk likelihood

Twitter Anonymizer has earned a fairly good reputation and likely can be trusted.

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