How to change your country settings

Your Twitter account is associated with the country you live in. Your country helps us to customize your Twitter experience, and may affect the content we are able to display. You can see and change your country setting in your account settings on, iOS, and Android.

As outlined in Twitter’s Privacy Policy, if you live in the United States, your information is controlled by Twitter, Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103 U.S.A. If you live outside the United States, the data controller responsible for your information is Twitter International Company, an Irish company with its registered office at One Cumberland Place, Fenian Street, Dublin 2 D02 AX07 Ireland. Despite this, you alone control and are responsible for the posting of your Tweets and other content you submit through the Twitter Services, as provided in the Terms of Service and Twitter Rules.

How does Twitter set my country setting?

When you access Twitter, we may receive information about your location, such as your IP address, precise location information from GPS, or information about wireless networks or cell towers near your mobile device. We use information about your location to determine the country setting for your account, based on the countries where we make our services available. If we are unable to successfully resolve your location to one of these countries, it will be set to the United States by default. You can correct your country setting at any time.

How can I correct my country setting?

To correct your country setting: 

  1. Sign in to your Twitter account.
  2. Visit your Account settings.
  3. Select the correct country from the drop-down.
  4. Click Save.

What is the difference between my profile location and my country setting?

Your profile location is part of your public account profile and is completely optional. Your profile location is your place to express yourself and show the world who you are. 

Your country setting is non-public information, and helps us to customize Twitter for you, and may affect the content we are able to display.

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