Twitter / phone autolinking - what the hell?
May 30, 2014 11:10 AM Subscribe
I just texted a friend while sitting in front of my laptop with Twitter open, and the text automatically posted to Twitter. How did this happen, and how do I stop it from ever happening again?
posted by ryanshepard to Computers & Internet (9 answers total)
As I pulled my friend's number from my phone's contact list, an additional number auto-populated into the list of people the SMS was being sent to. It looked like this:
I had not seen it before and ignored it, but as soon as I sent the SMS, it was also tweeted by my account.
The equipment, if it makes a difference:
Phone: Motorola WX416
Laptop: Dell Latitude / Ubuntu 12.04 / Firefox
This seriously creeped me out, because I have never configured either device to allow this, and I never want it to happen again. Advice on how to do this - and how to disable the Web functionality of the phone altogether - will be greatly appreciated.