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Twitter Set­tings

Twitter offers a mul­ti­tude of con­fig­u­ra­tion options. It‘s not always easy to keep track of all the var­ious set­tings offered and to select the best set­tings for your pur­poses. Our check­list is meant to assist you to pro­tect your account and all your pub­lished infor­ma­tion in the best pos­sible way.

We have tried to draw up as uni­ver­sally applic­able a set of instruc­tions for pri­vate users as pos­sible. Nev­er­the­less, the indi­vidual con­fig­u­ra­tion options and set­tings may differ in spe­cific cases. This check­list refers to the Twitter set­tings avail­able as at 30th March 2021 as dis­played in a desktop com­puter browser.

As a rule, the set­tings described here are auto­mat­i­cally adopted in the Twitter app. Depending on your smart­phone and oper­ating system though, there may be some addi­tional set­tings in the app which are not dis­cussed here.

To dis­play your Twitter account set­tings, click to «More» and than to «Set­tings and pri­vacy».

Your Account - Account information

Cat­e­goryOur rec­om­men­da­tion
User­nameYour user­name
PhoneYour phone number
EmailUse a free address without any indi­ca­tion of your iden­tity (e.g. ferrari397@gmail.com).
Ver­i­fiedOn hold
Pro­tected TweetsDepending on your needs
Account cre­ationYour account creation
CountryYour country
Lan­guagesYour lan­guages
GenderYour gender
Birth dateYour birth date
AgeYour age

Your Account - Change your password

Cat­e­goryOur rec­om­men­da­tion
Change your pass­wordManage your pass­words out­side of Twitter, for instance using a pass­word manager.

Your Account - Down­load an archive of your data

Cat­e­goryOur rec­om­men­da­tion
Twitter dataDepending on your needs, you can down­load a file with all your tweets so far here.

Your Account - TweetDeck’s Teams

Cat­e­goryOur rec­om­men­da­tion
Twitter Teams
Select «Only allow people you follow to add you to their team».

Your Account - Deac­ti­vate your account

Cat­e­goryOur rec­om­men­da­tion
Deac­ti­vate accountDepending on your needs

Secu­rity and account access - Security

Cat­e­goryOur rec­om­men­da­tion
Two-factor authen­ti­ca­tionActi­vate the desired method.
Addi­tional pass­word protectionActi­vate

Secu­rity and account access - Apps and sessions

Cat­e­goryOur rec­om­men­da­tion
Apps and sessionsHere you can view the times you have logged into your account, and which apps are linked to your it.

Pri­vacy and safety - Audi­ence and tagging

Cat­e­goryOur rec­om­men­da­tion
Pro­tect your TweetsActi­vate
Photo tag­gingSelect «Only people you follow can tag you».

Pri­vacy and safety - Your Tweets

Cat­e­goryOur rec­om­men­da­tion
Mark media you Tweet as having mate­rial that may be sensitiveActi­vate
Add loca­tion infor­ma­tion to your TweetsDon‘t acti­vate

Pri­vacy and safety - Con­tent you see

Cat­e­goryOur rec­om­men­da­tion
Dis­play media that may con­tain sen­si­tive content
Don‘t acti­vate

Pri­vacy and safety - Mute and block

Cat­e­goryOur rec­om­men­da­tion
Mute and blockDepending on your needs

Pri­vacy and safety - Direct Messages

Cat­e­goryOur rec­om­men­da­tion
Allow mes­sage requests from everyone
Don‘t acti­vate
Filter low-quality messages
Acti­vate
Show read receipts
Don‘t acti­vate

Pri­vacy and safety - Dis­cov­er­ability and contacts

Cat­e­goryOur rec­om­men­da­tion
Dis­cov­er­abilityDon‘t acti­vate anything
Con­tactsDepending on your needs

Pri­vacy and safety - Ads preferences

Cat­e­goryOur rec­om­men­da­tion
Per­son­al­ized adsDon‘t acti­vate
Inter­estsDepending on your needs
Your adver­tiser listDepending on your needs

Pri­vacy and safety - Off-Twitter activity

Cat­e­goryOur rec­om­men­da­tion
Per­son­alize based on your inferred identity
Don‘t acti­vate

Pri­vacy and safety - Data sharing with busi­ness partners

Cat­e­goryOur rec­om­men­da­tion
Allow addi­tional infor­ma­tion sharing with busi­ness partnersDon‘t acti­vate

Pri­vacy and safety - Loca­tion information

Cat­e­goryOur rec­om­men­da­tion
Per­son­alize based on places you’ve been
Don‘t acti­vate
Add loca­tion infor­ma­tion to your TweetsDon‘t acti­vate
Explore set­tingsDepending on your needs

Noti­fi­ca­tions - Filters

Cat­e­goryOur rec­om­men­da­tion
Quality filterActi­vate
Muted noti­fi­ca­tionsDepending on your needs

Noti­fi­ca­tions - Preferences

Cat­e­goryOur rec­om­men­da­tion
Push noti­fi­ca­tionsDepending on your needs
SMS noti­fi­ca­tionsDepending on your needs
Email noti­fi­ca­tionsDepending on your needs

Acces­si­bility, dis­play and languages

Depending on your needs

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