Twitter helps you to communicate with people and express your opinion about anything. You can interact with strangers or the people you already know. Although, some do not like public socialize and don’t want others to go through their tweets, so they may want a private twitter account to protect their tweets every now and then.
What happens when you have a private account?
When you log in to your twitter, anyone can see your account and tweets. So they can go through your profile and socialize through your tweets. However, when your account goes private, only your followers will be able to see your tweets. Once you set your account to private, it will give you a private platform in a way. It displays that you wish to express your notions and communicate with the specific people following you. Some of the other features of having a private account are as follows:
People need to follow you first if they want to see your tweets. A follow request will appear which you can accept or deny. Your private tweets won’t be visible to search engines which means they are safe from third party search engines. Only the people following you will be able to search and find your tweets. Nobody will be able to see the Retweet icon or Retweet your tweets on Twitter.
How To Set Your Twitter Account Private?
Just a few steps can help you to make your account private. Here are some easy steps to protect your account which are as follows:
- Login to your twitter account.
- Tap on the ‘More’ button from the menu on the left.
- Then go to ‘Settings and privacy.’
- After that, click on Privacy and Safety.
- Choose ‘Audience and Tagging.’ Finally, tap on the ‘Protect you Tweets’ checkbox.
- Select ‘Protect’ to finish the procedure.
Note: Always remember that this procedure of guarding your twitter account can always be undone by selecting the Cancel option at the end or unselecting to Protect My Tweets option at any moment.