Here’s How to Make Your Twitter Account Private

Follow this guide to switch between a public and private Twitter account

By default, when a user posts something to Twitter, it has a public privacy setting, meaning that anyone can view and interact with the content. However, did you know Twitter allows you to “protect your tweets” so that only your followers can view them? Once you turn this setting on, all of your past and future posts will become private (viewable only to your followers), and you’ll have the power to approve or deny requests from users who wish to follow you going forward.

If you’re interested in making your tweets private, our guide will show you how to do so from the Twitter mobile application. Note: These screenshots were captured in the Twitter app on iOS.

Step 1: Tap the “Me” button in the bottom-right corner of the screen.

Step 2: Tap the gear icon.

Step 3: Tap “Settings and privacy.”

Step 4: Tap “Privacy and safety.”

Step 5: At the top of the screen, tap the toggle next to “Protect my Tweets” to make your tweets private. The toggle will turn green to indicate the setting has been activated.

Step 6: Tap Done to leave the menu. Note: You can return to this screen and tap the toggle again to make your account public.