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
Open a Twitter account and tap the “Profile icon.”
Tap the “Setting and Privacy” option in the “Setting and Support” tab
Go to “Privacy and Safety”
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Tap “Audience and Tagging”
Switch the icon to protect your tweets
Once you switch, your tweet updates and uploaded media will be broadcast to your followers only
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.
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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