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.

How to protect your Tweets
Step 1

In the top menu, tap your profile photo, then tap Settings and privacy.

Step 2

Tap Privacy and safety.

Step 3

Under Audience and tagging, and next to Protect your Tweets, drag the slider to turn on.

Step 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.

Step 2

Tap Privacy and safety.

Step 3

Under Audience and tagging, and next to Protect your Tweets, check the box.

Step 1

Click or tap on the more  icon.

Step 2

Go to your Settings and privacy.

Step 3

Go to Audience and tagging, and next to Protect your Tweets, check the box.


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, drag the slider or uncheck the 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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