How To Make Twitter Account Private

Posted December 7, 2017 by Beejay Adoghe in Twitter

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Want to make Twitter account private? then here’s an article to read. In here, I have listed out some easy steps that you can use to make Twitter account private. 

Making your account private on Twitter like is an easy process that can be done by anyone. Have you ever tried to access someone’s twitter page only to see that the account is private or that you can’t follow the person because the person has his or her account set to private?

Privacy is the ability of an individual or group to seclude themselves, or information about themselves, and thereby express themselves selectively.

Now to today’s business. by default, your Twitter account is set to public. You can make your account it private so that only users who are approved can subscribe to and view tweets by you.

Understand what protecting your tweets will do. Before you decide to protect your Twitter account and tweets by making them private, be sure that you understand what it entails. Once you make your tweets private:

 

  • People not following will need to make a request to follow you, and you will have to approve the requests.
  • Tweets by you will only be visible to users you have approved.
  • Other users will not be able to retweet your tweets.
  • Your tweets won’t appear in Google search. They will only appear in Twitter searches conducted by your approved followers.
  • @replies you send will not be seen publicly unless you send them to approved followers. For example, if you tweet a celebrity they will not be able to see it, as you have not approved them to follow you.
  • Whatever you tweeted while your account was set to public will automatically become private, and will only be viewable by your approved followers.

 

 

How To Make Twitter Account Private

1. Log in to your Twitter account with your username and password.

 

2. Click on your Twitter Account profile Icon.

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3. Click on the “Settings and Privacy“.

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4. Click on “Privacy and safety“.

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5. Scroll down, check the “Protect my Tweets“.

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6. Scroll down to the bottom of the settings page, and click on “Save changes“.

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7. Unprotect your tweets. If you want to reverse the process and make your tweets public again, just uncheck the “Protect my Tweets” box.

 

 

In summary;

  1. Log into your Twitter account. Click on “Settings and privacy”.
  2. Scroll down to “Settings.” Click on the “Privacy and safety” tab.
  3. Scroll down to the privacy section. Check the “Protect my Tweets.”
  4. Scroll down to the bottom of the page. Hit “Save changes”.

 

Frequently asked Questions and Answer:

Q: Will my current followers have to re-follow If I switch from public to private tweets, 

A: Nope, Your current followers won’t need to follow you again.

Q: How can I tell if my personal information is public?

A: Log out of Twitter, then search for your name and Twitter on Google. The results you see will be what the general public will see when they search for your information.

Q: How can I send a private Tweet?

A: Use Twitter “Direct Messages.”

 

 

About Beejay Adoghe

Beejay Adoghe is basically a computer scientist and a tech geek bent on giving top-notch information.
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