There are a lot of ways to use Twitter. For example, you probably don’t want just anyone to see your account. It would be weird if your bosses or parents could just follow you and see what you’re up to. And for that reason, many users have made their accounts private. Did you know there are different kinds of private? If you have sensitive information on your profile that you don’t want strangers to see, read on to learn more. Whether it’s because you work in the public eye or because stalkers and trolls are something we all need to protect against, making your Twitter account private is a good idea. In this article, we will explain in detail how to make your Twitter account private.
How To Make Your Twitter Private?
- A friend of mine uses this trick. He created a dummy account and named it ” @ ” which is the number of his Twitter. Then he used another account to follow him. So when he tweets, the dummy will tweet first, then his real account will retweet it.
- Another way is to create a new Twitter account and set the follower limit to 100 followers only.
- You can also change your password, you can use another password for your real ids.
- You can also delete your old Twitter id from your phone or pc and create a new one again with a new password which you want to hide from anyone who knows you personally or who knows about your Twitter id like your relatives, friends, etc.
- Another way is to delete all the tweets that you have posted on your old Twitter id and then create a new one with a different name which you want to hide from others so no one can track or find out about you in case they have your old Twitter id.
- You can also delete your old tweets and then create a new one with the same name but with a different password which you want to hide from others so no one can track or find out about you in case, they have your old Twitter id.
- You can also change the profile picture of your original Twitter id to another one that you want to hide from others so no one can track or find out about you in case they have your old Twitter id.
- You can also use a different email ID from your old Twitter id and create a new email id for yourself that you want to hide from others so no one can track or find out about you in case they have your old Twitter id.
- If the person who knows about it will not be able to find it, then this trick is not very effective, but he will not be able to find it because his friend who has this trick tells him that his friend has this trick.
- If you want to hide your old Twitter id from your spouse or children, you can change the password of your old account and create a new one with a new password that only you know and no one else knows.
What Is A Private Twitter Account?
Private accounts are like walled gardens. You can plant whatever you want, but no one outside the garden can see it. To the rest of Twitter, your account exists, but they can’t access it. You won’t show up in public searches for your Twitter handle, and you won’t be able to follow or be followed by anyone who isn’t already following you. Private accounts have been around since the beginning of Twitter, and the difference between public and private is the difference between a park and a gated house with a sign that says “Keep out.” If you want to keep your tweets, likes, retweets, and followers a secret, a private account is the best way to do it. Private accounts are the only way to prevent people from finding and following you on Twitter even if they know your username. And, since you’re not public, you won’t show up in any hashtag searches or be included on any leaderboards.
Why Should You Make Your Twitter Account Private?
- You don’t want potential employers or other people to find your Twitter account.
- You don’t want your friends to find your Twitter account.
- You don’t want people to find and follow you on Twitter, even if they know who you are and what you do.
- You don’t want people to see your tweets when they visit a competitor’s website that is using Twitter as a marketing tool.
- You don’t want people to know what you do for a living.
- You don’t want people to know that you are a spammer or someone else who is using Twitter for spammy purposes.
- You don’t want your friends to be able to find your Twitter account and follow you.
- You don’t want people to know when you start a business or get married, etc.
- You are an activist and would rather not be publicly associated with any movement you may be involved in, even if it is just a hashtag on Twitter or the name of the movement itself that has nothing to do with you personally.
- You are trying to make money on Twitter by selling ads so that your followers won’t see them when they visit your website, blog, or anything else that uses Twitter as part of its marketing strategy (and they will see them, but they will never find your Twitter account).
- You are a spammer, and you don’t want your spammy tweets to show up when people visit your website or blog.
- You are a developer and you would like to see the words “Twitter” and “API” on the sidebar of your website, but you don’t want your followers to see it because they will think that this means you are trying to sell them something.
- You have friends who hate Twitter, but they follow you anyway because they know that if they unfollow you, they will be missing out on all of the fun stuff that is happening on Twitter.
- You have friends who hate Twitter and would rather not be followed by someone who hates it as well, even if it is just a hashtag on Twitter or the name of the movement itself that has nothing to do with them personally.
Locked Twitter Accounts
- Click on your profile icon, the blue circle with an “@” in the middle. This will take you to your profile page.
- Click on the gear icon that is shown at the top right of your profile and then click on Settings.
- Scroll down to the Privacy section and click on Edit next to your privacy settings, which will take you to a new page where you can change which kinds of information are visible to others when they look at your profile or search for you on Twitter’s search bar.
- On this page, scroll down and under “Who can see my stuff?” click on “Only my followers can see my posts and direct messages” so that only people who already follow you can see what you post about, who you follow, and anything else about yourself that shows up in searches for Twitter handles or hashtags related to what you do or who you know. If this is the only setting you want to restrict your account to, then click on Save Changes. If you want to keep some things hidden from people who don’t follow you, then change the settings in the other boxes as well so that only your followers can see them.
- If you want to hide your tweets and retweets, click on “Hide my Tweets and Replies” so that they won’t show up in searches for your handle or hashtag.
- Next, click on “Hide my direct messages” so that they don’t show up in searches for your handle or hashtag.
- Click on Save Changes at the bottom of the page when you have finished making all of these changes to your settings. When you do this, Twitter will ask if you want to confirm that you are sure about what changes you are making and if you want Twitter to save them for later use (this is a good idea because you might want to undo some of the changes you make later on if you decide that you want your account to be public again). Click “Yes” when this message appears.
- Click on “Request an archive” in the left-hand column of your home page on Twitter so that Twitter will archive all of your tweets and other information about your account for later use. To do this, click on the down arrow in the top right-hand corner of the page and choose Archive Tweets.
Making your Twitter account private is a good step to take if you have sensitive information on your profile that you don’t want the general public to see. You’ll be able to protect yourself from stalkers and avoid online abuse. You can make your account private by following the steps outlined above. Once you do, your tweets will only be visible to the people you decide to follow.