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How to use Twitter Lists

A List is a curated group of Twitter accounts. You can create your own Lists or follow Lists created by others. Viewing a List timeline will show you a stream of Tweets from only the accounts on that List.

How to remove yourself from a List

You can view which Lists you are a member of through your Lists tab. To remove yourself from a List you will need to block the creator of that List.

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How to create a List

  1. In the top menu, tap your profile icon.
  2. Tap Lists.
  3. Tap the new List icon 
  4. Select a name for your List, and a short description of the List. List names cannot exceed 25 characters, nor can they begin with a number. The default setting for your List is public (anyone can follow the List). To make the List only accessible to you, drag the slider next to Private to on.
  5. Tap Done.

How to create a List

  1. In the top menu, you will either see a navigation menu icon  or your profile icon. Tap whichever icon you have, then select Lists.
  2. Tap the new List icon 
  3. Select a name for your List, and a short description of the List. List names cannot exceed 25 characters, nor can they begin with a number. The default setting for your List is public (anyone can follow the List). To make the List only accessible to you, tap the checkbox next to Keep private.
  4. Tap Save.

How to create a List

 
  1. Click on Lists in the navigation bar.
  2. Click the Create new List   icon at the top.
  3. Choose a name for your List, and a short description of the List. List names cannot exceed 25 characters, nor can they begin with a number. Then select if you want the List to be private (only accessible to you) or public (anyone can follow the List).
  4. Click Next.
  5. You can then search for people and add people to your List.
  6. Click Done.

How to discover Lists

In your Home timeline on the Twitter for iOS and Android apps, you might see a prompt to Discover new Lists. If we suggest a List to you that’s of interest, simply tap Follow. From the prompt, you can also tap Show more to browse through our Lists discovery page. There, we will show you more Lists we might think you’d like to follow and you can search for additional Lists in the search box at the top of the page. 

We’ll also show you top Tweets from the Lists you follow right in your Home timeline.

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How to add or remove people from your Lists

  1. In the top menu, tap your profile icon.
  2. Tap Lists.
  3. Tap the List you want to edit. 
  4. Tap Members.
  5. Tap the more icon  on an account’s profile.
  6. Tap the accounts you would like to add or uncheck the accounts you'd like to remove the List.

How to add or remove people from your Lists

  1. Tap the more icon  on an account’s profile.
  2. Select Add to List. (You don't need to be following an account to add them to your List.)
  3. A pop-up will appear displaying your created lists. Tap the checkbox next to the the Lists you would like to add the account to, or uncheck the Lists you'd like to remove the account from.
  4. To check to see if the account you wanted to add was successfully included in that List, navigate to the Lists tab from the top menu. Tap the desired List, then tap Members. The account will appear in the List of members.

How to add or remove people from your Lists

  1. Click the more icon  on an account’s profile.
  2. Select Add or remove from Lists. (You don't need to be following an account to add them to your List.)
  3. A pop-up will appear displaying your created Lists. Click the checkbox next to the the Lists you would like to add the account to, or uncheck the Lists you'd like to remove the account from.
  4. To check to see if the account you wanted to add was successfully included in that List, navigate to the Lists tab. Click the desired List, then click List members. The account will appear in the List of members.

To share a List

  1. Go to the List you'd like to share.
  2. Use the share icon ( on iOS and web, on Android) from the top right of the List’s detail page, and choose from:
    a. Copy link to List
    b. Send via Direct Message
    c. Tweet this

To view Tweets from a List

  1. Go to your Lists tab.
  2. Click or tap the List you'd like to view.
  3. You'll see a timeline of Tweets from the accounts included in that List.

To edit or delete Lists

  1. Go to your profile page.
  2. Click or tap the Lists tab.
  3. You will see Lists you've created and other people's Lists you follow under the Follow tab.
  4. Click or tap on the List you'd like to edit or delete from the Lists you've created. Click or tap Edit to update your List details. 
  5. If you want to add or remove people from your List, tap Edit List, and then select Manage members. Add members by using the search box, and delete members to remove them from the List entirely.
  6. To delete a List, click or tap Delete List. 

To follow other people's Lists

  1. Tap the more icon  on an account’s profile.
  2. Tap View Lists.
  3. Select which List you'd like to follow.
  4. From the List page, click or tap Follow to follow to the List. You can follow Lists without following the individual accounts in that List.

To add/remove Lists to your Home timeline

  1. Go to your profile icon menu.

  2. Click or tap Lists.

  3. You will see Lists you've created and other people's Lists you follow.

  4. Tap the   icon to add a List to your Home timeline. 

  5. Swipe right to access them from your Home timeline.

  6. Add up to 5 Lists. 

  7. To remove a List, under Pinned, tap the   icon to un-highlight the pushpin and it will be removed from your Home timeline. (Note: This will not delete the List.) 

To reorder pinned Lists

  1. Go to your profile icon menu.
  2. Click or tap Lists.
  3. You will see Lists you've created and other people's Lists you follow.
  4. Click or tap Edit.
  5. Press and hold on the reorder icon on the right side of the List cell and drag the List into the desired position.
  6. Click Done to submit the new order. You should see your changes reflected in your Home timeline.

To report a List

Learn how to report a List for abusive behavior.

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