How to make your Twitter account private (profile, tweets and followers)

This tutorial will show you step by step how to make your Twitter account, profile, tweets (posts), and followers private to non followers on a computer or by using the app (Android and iPhone).

After this, your tweets (posts), followers list, and following list will only be visible to yourself and your followers.

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Make your Twitter account private on:

  • Computer (Windows, macOS, and Linux)
  • App (Android and iPhone)

What happens when you make your Twitter account private?

If you've made your Twitter account private and people want to view your full profile and all tweets, then they must first send you a follow request, which you have to approve – otherwise they don't have access.

How to make your Twitter private to non followers on a computer

1. Open your web browser.

2. Go to Twitter.

3. Log into your account (if you're not logged in already).

4. Click on your profile photo located in the upper right corner and then click on Settings and privacy.

open twitter settings

5. Click on Privacy and safety located in the left menu.

open twitter privacy and safety settings

6. Check the Protect your Tweets option (click on the checkbox).

protect your tweets on twitter

7. Scroll down and click on Save changes.

Your Twitter account is now private and your Tweets (posts), Followers list, and Following list are only visible to yourself and your followers.

How to make your Twitter private to non followers in the app (Android and iPhone)

1. Open the Twitter app.

2. Tap on your profile photo located at the top left and then tap on Settings and privacy.

open twitter setting sin the app

3. Tap on Privacy and safety.

open twitter privacy and safety settings via the app

4. Check the Protect your Tweets option (tap on the checkbox).

protect your tweets via the twitter app

Your Twitter account is now private and your Tweets (posts), Followers list, and Following list are only visible to yourself and your followers.


References:

Twitter: How to protect and unprotect your Tweets

Twitter: About public and protected Tweets