How to Private Your Twitter Account for Enhanced Privacy

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How to Make Your Twitter Account Private

As an expert in tech-related issues, one question I frequently encounter is, “How can I make my Twitter account private?” To ensure your tweets are only seen by your chosen audience, you’ll need to protect your tweets. Below, I’ll walk you through the step-by-step process to privatize your Twitter account succinctly.

Accessing Your Twitter Settings

First and foremost, log into your Twitter account on your computer or mobile device. Privacy settings are accessible from both platforms.

Changing Privacy Settings via Twitter Website

  1. Click on the more icon (three dots) in the navigation bar on the left-hand side.
  2. Select “Settings and privacy.”
  3. Go to “Privacy and safety.”
  4. Under “Your Twitter activity”, click on “Audience and tagging”.
  5. You will see a checkbox next to “Protect your Tweets”. Click the box to check it.
  6. A prompt will appear warning you that this will protect your tweets. Confirm by clicking on “Protect” to make your profile private.

Adjusting Privacy on the Twitter App

  1. Tap your profile icon on the top left to bring up the menu.
  2. Select “Settings and privacy.”
  3. Tap “Privacy and safety.”
  4. Under “Audience and tagging”, you will find the option to “Protect your Tweets”.
  5. Toggle the switch beside “Protect your Tweets” to turn it on.
  6. Confirm your choice if prompted, to make sure your account is now private.

What Happens Next?

Once you’ve protected your tweets, new followers will need to send you a follow request, which you can either approve or deny. Your current followers won’t be affected by this change. Remember, protecting your tweets also hides them from search engines, so they will no longer be publicly visible or searchable on Twitter.


From my experience as Tracy, taking control of your digital footprint is essential. By privatizing your Twitter account, you can share your thoughts solely with an audience you’re comfortable with. It’s a simple yet effective step towards enhancing your online privacy.

Keep in mind, while making your account private can protect your tweets, it’s also essential to consider the data you’ve shared in past tweets before the change. You might want to do a clean-up if necessary.

Ensuring your privacy online is as straightforward as following these steps, and you’re all set with a protected Twitter profile.