How To Make Twitter Account Private?

by Khadija Anwar
3 minutes
How to make twitter account private

Why would someone need to make their Twitter account private?
There could be a number of reasons. Maybe you are looking to take a break from social media, or maybe you are looking to restrict others from retweeting your tweets.

You can change your account privacy settings to play safe & keep your opinions only to your followers.

Steps to make your Twitter account private

Step 1:

Open a Twitter account and tap the “Profile icon.”

tap profile icon


Step 2:

Tap the “Setting and Privacy” option in the “Setting and Support” tab

setting and privacy

Step 3:

Go to “Privacy and Safety”

account safety

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Step 4:

Tap “Audience and Tagging”

Audience & Tagging

Step 5:

Switch the icon to protect your tweets

Switch icon next to protect your tweets

Step 6:

Once you switch, your tweet updates and uploaded media will be broadcast to your followers only


switch the icon

Note: if you try to change the Twitter handle on a PC. You will have to tap the navigation icon on your profile in order to reach settings and support. The rest of the process is the same.

tap navigation icon


Is private Twitter really private?

If your tweets are protected, only your followers will be able to see your media in your tweets. However, links to media shared are not protected. Anyone with a link can view content.

Can someone see my Twitter if my account is private?

Only your followers can see your tweets and shared media. It is not open to the public. If you had public tweets at one time, those tweets would no longer appear in public Twitter search results. 

What does it mean for Twitter to go private?

When you make your Twitter private, only your followers can view uploaded media, updates, and new tweets. Nothing from your Twitter account will be broadcast to the world.
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Khadija Anwar

Meet Khadija Anwar, an accomplished tech writer with over 500 published write-ups to her name. Her impressive portfolio can be found on the ContentStudio blog, LinkedIn, and the Fiverr platform.

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