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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 17th July 2020 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».

Account - Login and security

Cat­e­goryOur rec­om­men­da­tion
User­nameYour user­name
PhoneYour phone number
EmailUse a free address without any indi­ca­tion of your iden­tity (e.g. ferrari397@gmail.com).
Pass­wordUse a secure pass­word.
Secu­rity - Two-factor authen­ti­ca­tionActi­vate the desired method.
Secu­rity - Addi­tional pass­word protectionActi­vate

Account - Data and permissions

Cat­e­goryOur rec­om­men­da­tion
Dis­play languageYour lan­guage
CountryYour country
Your Twitter dataDepending on your needs, you can down­load a file with all your tweets so far here.
Apps and sessionsDepending on your needs
Deac­ti­vate your accountDepending on your needs

Pri­vacy and safety - Tweets

Cat­e­goryOur rec­om­men­da­tion
Pro­tect your TweetsActi­vate
Loca­tion informationDon‘t acti­vate
Photo tag­gingSelect «Only people you follow can tag you».

Pri­vacy and safety - Direct Messages

Cat­e­goryOur rec­om­men­da­tion
Receive mes­sages from anyoneDon‘t acti­vate
Quality filterActi­vate
Show read receiptsDon‘t acti­vate

Pri­vacy and safety - Dis­cov­er­ability and contacts

Cat­e­goryOur rec­om­men­da­tion
Dis­cov­er­ability and contactsDon‘t acti­vate anything

Pri­vacy and safety - Safety

Cat­e­goryOur rec­om­men­da­tion
Dis­play media that may con­tain sen­si­tive contentDon‘t acti­vate
Mark media you Tweet as con­taining mate­rial that may be sensitiveDepending on your needs
MutedDepending on your needs
Blocked accountsDepending on your needs
Noti­fi­ca­tionsSet­tings can be found under «Noti­fi­ca­tions»
Search fil­tersActi­vate anything

Pri­vacy and safety - Per­son­al­iza­tion and data

Cat­e­goryOur rec­om­men­da­tion
Per­son­al­iza­tion and dataDepending on your needs

Pri­vacy and safety - Twitter for teams

Cat­e­goryOur rec­om­men­da­tion
Twitter for teamsSelect «Only allow people you follow to add you to their team».

Noti­fi­ca­tions - Filters

Cat­e­goryOur rec­om­men­da­tion
Quality filterActi­vate
Advanced fil­tersDepending on your needs
MutedDepending on your needs

Noti­fi­ca­tions - Preferences

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

Con­tent pref­er­ences - Explore

Cat­e­goryOur rec­om­men­da­tion
Search set­tingsActi­vate anything
Explore set­tingsDon‘t acti­vate anything

Con­tent pref­er­ences - Languages

Cat­e­goryOur rec­om­men­da­tion
Rec­om­men­da­tionsDepending on your needs

Con­tent pref­er­ences - Safety

Cat­e­goryOur rec­om­men­da­tion
MutedDepending on your needs
Blocked accountsDepending on your needs

Con­tent pref­er­ences - Per­son­al­iza­tion and data

Cat­e­goryOur rec­om­men­da­tion
Per­son­al­iza­tion and dataDon‘t acti­vate anything

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