You love to tweet and use Twitter; however, you want to keep your profile and tweets private. There is an answer, change to your personal Twitter account. If you have a private account, only those who follow you can see your tweets and what you are interested in or follow on Twitter.
How to Make Your Twitter Account Private
When you tweet the message, you broadcast it to the entire world. You can make a snarky joke to your 170 followers and then board a plane, and when you get there, you’ll find out the tweet went viral, and you’re now out of a job. That’s the story of Justine Sacco. What you post on Twitter will be recorded in public records. This is unless you decide to make your Twitter account private.
On Twitter, tweets are either protected or public. All can view public Tweets. Protected Tweets will only be read by the followers of that individual and cannot be retweeted. If you upgrade your account’s status from public to Protected, then all your previously tweeted Tweets will be protected.
How can you de-protect your tweets?
If you wish to remove the protection of your tweets, you can easily alter your settings using your web browser or the Twitter application.
According to Twitter, this is how you can unprotect your tweets.
The three dots appear on the left side if you’re using Twitter using a web browser( in case you’re using the Twitter app, tap your profile picture on the upper left corner)
- Tap on “Settings and Privacy”
- Tap “Privacy and security.”
- Click on “Audience and Tagging” and then switch off “Protect your Tweets.”
How do you turn your Twitter profile private via mobile devices?
- Start the Twitter mobile app.
- Tap the Settings icon in the upper right corner.
- Press the back arrow to open the menu of settings.
- Tap Privacy and security and then tap Audience and Tagging.
- Tap the slider next to the one that says Protect your Tweets and tap Done.