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How To Change Content Settings On Twitter?

With Twitter becoming such a large part of mainstream media and society as a whole, it is important to keep good Twitter settings. Not only does your profile content matter, but how you set your privacy and tweet settings do too.

Being able to set your content settings on Twitter is a great way to ensure you are not exposed to something you do not want to see. This is also a good precaution for those who have limited bandwidth or data on their phone plan.

You can change your privacy settings at any time, so if you are feeling uncomfortable with your current settings, do not hesitate to re-adjust them. You can make your tweets private, totally public, or anywhere in between. You can also choose who can direct message you, which prevents unwanted messages from being sent to you.

This article will go into detail about how to change your content settings on Twitter so that you are more protected and secure.

Log in

Now that you have created your Twitter account, you need to log in to access all of the features. To log in, click on the gear icon on the top right of the screen and select Log In.

A window will pop up where you can enter your email and password. If you have connected your Twitter account to an email address, the system will automatically pull your account information.

Once logged in, you can also link your phone number to your account for easy login. When doing this, make sure it is a phone number you will keep for a while as it cannot be changed once linked!

If you have previously signed up for Twitter via a different device or email address, don’t worry! You can easily switch devices or accounts within the settings menu.

Click on your profile picture

Next, you will want to click on your profile picture. This will take you to your profile page, where you can see your profile information, edit your bio, and make content settings changes.

The content settings links are at the bottom of the page. There are four settings: privacy, past broadcasts, protected tweets, and direct messages. You can change all of these settings on this page.

The privacy link takes you to a screen where you can choose who can see your content – everyone, only followers, or only verified accounts. Verified accounts are ones that Twitter recognizes as legitimate accounts owned by that person or business.

The protected tweets link takes you to a screen where you can choose if people need to reTweet your content in order to see it or if it is hidden entirely.

Go to “Settings”

To access your Twitter settings, you need to navigate to the top right of the website and select “Settings.” This will take you to the Settings page where you can make changes to your content settings.

There are several settings categories on this page, including Privacy, Verification, Account Security, Data Usage, and Past Tweets. Depending on how recently you have logged in to Twitter, some of these may not be available.

Privacy includes options for who can follow you, who can view your profile, who can direct message you, and whether or not you want to filter out tweets from private accounts.

Verification gives you the option to remove your verification badge if you no longer need it or if it is no longer valid. Account Security has two checks that are mandatory for keeping your account secure.

Data Usage has two settings: one that limits how many tweets show up in your feed and one that pauses all inflight notifications for a set amount of time. Past Tweets allows you to change whether or not old tweets are kept private or public.

Under “Privacy and Safety,” click “Content Settings”


Next, you will want to go to your privacy and safety settings by clicking on your account icon, then Settings and Privacy. Under “Account” you will see Safety and Privacy, click this to be taken to the settings.

Under the “Content Settings” tab, you can modify who can see your Tweets, interactions with your account, and whether or not you want to sync your account with Twitter partners.

Here you can choose which types of content you would like seen by whom. For example, if you do not want anyone outside of your followers to see your tweets, then check the box for “hide tweets”!

Under Advertising personalization, here you can opt out of personalized advertising based on your use of Twitter. You can also choose whether or not you want to be included in marketing campaigns by checking the box for “do not include me in social marketing campaigns.

Choose who can see your Tweets

When you open an account, your profile is set to public. This means that anyone can look at your profile and see your content.

If you would like to change this, you can do so by navigating to Settings > Privacy and safety > Privacy settings. Here you can choose who can see your content by choosing a setting under ‘Who can see your account’.

You can choose either: Everyone, followers only, customized, or secret. The customizable setting gives the option to choose several groups of people that can see your content.

Secret is the only setting that cannot be seen by others. If you select this setting, then no one except for you will be able to see your account or Tweets.

Customized allows you to pick groups of people that can see your content. You have to fill in the blank with either ‘followers’ or ‘entire audience’ depending on which setting you choose.

Choose who can search for you

If you want to enjoy Twitter but don’t want to be found by everyone, you can set your account so that only people you add can find you. You can also set it so that only your followers can find you.

This is a great feature if you are not comfortable with the idea of being social on Twitter. It also comes in handy if someone is trying to track or stalk you- this way, they cannot find you!

If you want to be public but want to keep your account private, try using our guide on how to change your privacy settings. You can either make your account public or just allow people you add to find you.

If someone adds you and they cannot find your account, then they must have done it wrong.

Choose who can direct message you

A feature that many users are starting to use more is the ability to direct message someone that you are not following. This means that they did not grant you access to their account so that you could view their tweets and they can message you.

Currently, if you do not follow someone, then you cannot receive a direct message from them. This is due to the setting that says ‘Anyone’ can send you a DM.

You can disable this setting so that only people you follow can direct message you. By doing this, you are protecting your account from spam and fake accounts trying to DM you.

You can also choose to only allow people who follow you to direct message you. If someone does not follow you, they will not be able to send you a DM unless you change this setting.

Click “Save Changes”


Now that you have completed all of the settings you wanted to change, click “Save Changes”. This will take you back to your main settings page, where you can see your new settings in action.

If you want to change your profile back at any point, just come back to this section and click “Edit Profile”. All of your old settings will be saved, so you do not have to re-enter them.

Twitter makes it easy to change your content settings so that you can better protect your privacy. You can also do it whenever you want, so there is no need to worry about being stuck with one setting for a long time!

Just keep in mind that this may affect how people interact with you on the site. For example, if you lower visibility on replies, people will have a harder time finding your account and interacting with your content.


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