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X (Twitter) Settings

X (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 X settings available as at 2 February 2024 as displayed in a desktop computer browser.

As a rule, the settings described here are automatically adopted in the X 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 X account settings, click to «More» then to «Settings and privacy».

Your Account - Account information

CategoryOur recommendation
UsernameYour X username
PhoneDepending on your needs
EmailUse a free address without any indication of your identity (e.g. ferrari397@gmail.com).
VerifiedDepending on your needs
Protected postsDepending on your needs
Account creationYour account creation
CountryYour country
LanguagesYour languages
GenderYour gender
Birth dateYour birth date
AgeYour age
AutomationDepending on your needs

Your Account - Change your password

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

Your Account - Download an archive of your data

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

Your Account - Deactivate your account

CategoryOur recommendation
Deactivate accountDepending on your needs


Depending on your needs


Depending on your needs

Creator Subscriptions

Depending on your needs

Security and account access - Security

CategoryOur recommendation
Two-factor authenticationActivate the desired method.
ID verificationActivate (with costs)
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 and devices are linked to your account.

Security and account access - Connected accounts

CategoryOur recommendation
Connected accountsHere you can view the accounts you have connected to X.

Security and account access - Delegate

CategoryOur recommendation
Allow others to invite you to their accountDepending on your needs
Only allow people you follow to invite youActivate

Privacy and safety - Audience, media and tagging

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

Privacy and safety - Your posts

CategoryOur recommendation
Mark media you post as having material that may be sensitiveActivate
Add location information to your postsDon‘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 fromVerified users
Filter low-quality messages
Show read receipts
Don‘t activate

Privacy and safety - Spaces

CategoryOur recommendation
Allow followers to see which Spaces you’re listening toDon‘t activate

Privacy and safety - Discoverability and contacts

CategoryOur recommendation
Let people who have your email address find you on XDepending on your needs
Let people who have your phone number find you on XDepending on your needs
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 - Cookie preferences

CategoryOur recommendation
Accept all cookiesDon‘t activate
Refuse non-essential cookiesActivate

Privacy and safety - Inferred identity

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
See places you’ve beenInformation about your location attached to posts
Add location information to your postsDon‘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
Email notificationsDepending on your needs

Accessibility, display and languages

Depending on your needs

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