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how to private twitter account mobile

Twitter is a fantastic platform for connecting with people globally and sharing your opinions, but there are situations when you would want more anonymity. Only those who have been permitted to view your tweets can access a private Twitter account.

If you want to keep your tweets private or if you don’t want everyone to see your posts, this approach can be very useful. 

You can set the privacy settings for your Twitter account, be it on desktop or mobile. Also, when you make your Twitter private, it will still be visible to your followers. 

Here’s how to make your Twitter account private

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Going private allows you to protect your tweets. After you switch to private, you’ll have to manually approve any new followers. Your tweets and photographs will only be accessible to approved followers. 

You can quickly set your profile to private from your preferred browser if you’re using a laptop or desktop computer. Follow these simple steps to get started

  • Visit Twitter.com
  • Click on More (you’ll find it on the left-hand side).
  • Tap on Settings and Privacy in the pop-up box
  • Select Privacy and Safety, and then Audience and tagging
  • Select the checkbox for “Protect your tweets.”
  • Click on Protect to confirm

Just like that, your Twitter account is private! Now, people who don’t follow you can’t see your tweets, and you have to approve new followers.

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Setting your Twitter account to private on iOS and Android

  • Open the Twitter app on your device
  • Click on your profile image at the top left
  • Click on Settings & support in the side menu
  • Select Settings and Privacy in the drop-down menu
  • Click on Privacy and Safety, the Audience, and tagging
  • Click the option next to “Protect your tweets” to turn it on.

On a desktop computer, there’s nothing to click to confirm; you can just return to Twitter.

Approving new followers on a private account

For mobile devices

  • At the top left, click your profile.
  • Select Follower requests from the side menu.
  • To accept or reject, click the checkmark or X sign.

For desktop

  • Navigate to the menu on the left.
  • Select “More” from the screen’s bottom.
  • The pop-up menu will appear. Click Follower Requests.
  • Depending on the situation, choose to accept or reject


Twitter remains one of the best platforms to share ideas, thoughts, and information. A few people may choose to keep their ideas private, while many people may not care who sees the messages they publish. Nevertheless, the process of making your Twitter account private is thankfully fairly easy to follow just like we’ve shared here.