How to protect and unprotect your Tweets

When you sign up for Twitter, you can choose to keep your Tweets public or protect your Tweets. Read more about the difference between public and protected Tweets.

View instructions for:
  • See iOS instructions
  • See Android Instructions
  • See desktop instructions

How to protect your Tweets

  1. In the top menu, tap your profile icon, then tap Settings and privacy.
  2. Tap Privacy and safety.
  3. Under Tweets, and next to Protect your Tweets, drag the slider to turn on.

How to protect your Tweets

  1. In the top menu, you will either see a navigation menu icon  or your profile icon. Tap whichever icon you have and select Settings and privacy.
  2. Tap Privacy and safety.
  3. Under Tweets, and next to Protect your Tweets, check the box.

How to protect your Tweets

  1. Go to your Privacy and safety settings.
  2. In the Tweet privacy section, check the box next to Protect my Tweets.
  3. Click the Save button at the bottom of the page. You will be prompted to enter your password to confirm the change.

How to unprotect your Tweets

  • To unprotect your Tweets, follow the above instructions: For web, uncheck the box next to Protect my Tweets. For the Twitter for iOS and Twitter for Android apps, uncheck the slider or box next to Protect your Tweets.
  • Be sure to review your pending follower requests before making your Tweets public. Any requests left pending will not be accepted automatically. If left pending, those accounts will need to follow you again.
  • Please note that unprotecting your Tweets will cause any previously protected Tweets to be made public.

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