How to Keep Your Twitter Updates Private?

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If you are using a Twitter then you might noticed that when you follow some users, you have to wait until they approved their follow request to subscribe to their tweets. Until and unless the user not approves your follow request, you can’t see his/her tweets.

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By default, your Twitter account is public and what that means is that all your Twitter updates will be seen by anyone who follows you. If you make your Twitter updates private to yourself or to show only to the followers whom you approve then you have to set your preference on Twitter Settings. Follow these simple steps to keep your Twitter updates private;

How to Protect Your Twitter Account

1. Log in to your Twitter account.

2. Click on settings icon at the top right and then click on “Settings” link.

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3. Scroll down to the section labeled “Tweet privacy.” Check the “Protect my Tweets” box to make your account private.

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4.  Scroll down to the bottom of the settings page, and click on “Save changes.” It will ask you for the password to confirm the action, enter your password.

That’s it, now all of your Tweets are private to public and only those users can see it, who are following you. But keep in mind that after protecting your Twitter account you have to approve Twitter follower requests manually.

To approve or deny a follower request on the web:

  • Sign in to your Twitter account.
  • Look for the follower request notification on your Twitter account page.
  • Click the notification, and choose to either approve or deny the follower request.

That’s it, now all your Tweets will only be visible to users you’ve approved and other users will not be able to retweet your Tweets and also protected Tweets will not appear in Twitter search or Google search.

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Vishal Gaikar

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I am Vishal Gaikar, Software Engineer, Web Addicted, Living in Maharashtra, India. If you like This post, you can follow Tricks Machine on Twitter, also you can add me on Google+.

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