You can do many things to make your Twitter account more private and manage it so that only the people you want to see your posts and respond to them do so, you can even choose not to let anyone comment or interact with them.
That’s why we’re going to tell you how to make your account private to protect your Tweets and how to set your comment options so that only the people you want to reply reply. You can do all this from your mobile in a simpler way than you imagine.
How to make your account private
If you want to protect your tweets so that they can only be seen by whoever you want, the way to do it is much simpler than you imagine. The steps to follow are these:
- Go to More (3 stripes)
- Go to Settings and privacy
- Go to Privacy and security
- Select Audience and tags
- Check the Protect your Tweets option
When you choose this option, only people you approve will be able to see your Tweets , including people who are already following you .
Posts after that won’t be publicly available, while Tweets from before may still be public on some sites. If you do not want someone in particular to see them and they are already following you, you will have to block them (in privacy and security in the mute and block options).
Recover your public profile
It’s very important for you to know that if you do this, all protected Tweets will be public. It is also important that you review your pending follower requests before this, as these will not be accepted automatically.
To unprotect them you will have to follow the same previous route, only instead of checking this option you will have to uncheck it.
- Go from your profile to More (3 lines)
- Select Settings and privacy
- Click on Privacy and security
- Go to Audience and tags
- Uncheck the Protect your Tweets option
Make them unable to reply to your Tweets
You can make it so that only people who follow you or are in your circle reply to your Tweets, make them the only people who see them, or you can even make it so that no one can comment on your posts.
From an already posted Tweet
If you already have a post, typically anyone can reply to it . However, you can change it so that only the people you follow or only you can do it.
The steps are very simple:
- go to post
- Press on the 3 points that are in its upper right part
- Give to Cambia who can answer
- Choose the desired option (everyone, people you follow or you)
In publishing tools
If you haven’t posted a Tweet yet, when you go to do so, you’ll find that at the top you can choose who can reply before posting. Where it says anyone can respond, if you give it you can indicate that everyone does it, people you follow and only the people you mention. If you want only one person to do it, you can use this option and mention it, and if you want no one to answer, you can select this option and not mention anyone.
Also, in the visibility options, you can choose between all or Twitter circle . If you choose the first option, only your Twitter Circle can see and reply, while if you choose everyone, anyone can.
The choice you make will be remembered on your device, so you can always use it without having to change it, unless you change it to the other one. Therefore, if you want to personalize the experience to the maximum and that nobody can respond to you, you can also give Only me after having published it.
Make them not find you so easily
If what you want is that it is not easy to find you, you can go to the visibility options. Specifically, in the app you can go to Settings, Privacy and Security and from there to Visibility and contacts .
You can decide if people who have your phone number or email can find you or not . Thus, the social network will not suggest that they add you.