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How To Protect Tweets

How To Protect Tweets

No one can argue that Twitter is an excellent platform for sharing your views, but it can quickly turn weird if you’re not careful. Remember, anything you post on Twitter is public information. So this means your tweets can be seen by almost anyone, even if you don’t follow them.

That is the case unless you decide to do something about it. It seems you’ve encountered something that has led you to this article. Well, worry not! To help protect your privacy, Twitter has a nifty feature called “Protect your tweets.” And we’re here to tell you all about it.

Quick Answer

Go to the “Settings” page and find the “Privacy and safety” option. Then click on “Audience and tagging” and check the “Protect your Tweets” box. After doing this, your tweets will only be seen by people you approve of following you.

The following article explains the process to protect your tweets in detail and sheds light on queries revolving around the same topic. So, without further ado, let’s protect your tweets!

What Does It Mean To Protect Your Tweets?

When you protect your tweets, only your approved followers will be able to see your tweets. This means that people who are not following you will not be able to see your tweets, even if they are logged into Twitter. Your tweets will also not show up in Twitter search results.

When you protect your tweets, only people you have approved to follow will be able to see your tweets. If someone not following you attempts to view your tweets, they will see a message that says, “This account’s Tweets are protected.” The person will also have the option to request to follow you.

Should You Protect Your Tweets?

There are several reasoning to why you might want to protect your tweets. Maybe you’re a private person, and you want only a few people to be able to see your tweets. Or perhaps you’re worried about your safety and privacy and want to ensure that only people you trust can access your stuff. Whatever your reason, protecting your tweets is an excellent way to control who can see your tweets.

How To Protect Tweets

In this segment, we’ll give a step-by-step guide on how you can protect your tweets. The process is pretty straightforward; plus, we’ve included the process for mobile and desktop.

Procedure To Follow on Mobile

  1. Locate and open the Twitter app on your phone.
  2. Tap on your profile picture at the top left corner.
  3. Now select “Settings and privacy.”
  4. Tap the “Privacy and safety” category, and select “Audience and tagging.”
  5. Toggle on the “Protect your Tweets” option.

Procedure To Follow on Desktop

It’s pretty much the same process with a minor difference.

  1. Log in to your Twitter account on the desktop.
  2. On the left-hand side menu, click on the More option.
  3. On the settings page, select “Settings and privacy.”
  4. Choose “Privacy and safety” and select “Audience and tagging.”
  5. Then tick the Protect your Tweet box.
  6. A prompt will open, confirm it, and you’ll be all done!

How To Unprotect Your Tweets

The process of unprotecting your tweets is as simple as the one to protect them. Follow the same instructions and just how you checked the “Protect your tweets” box, uncheck it and confirm.

Pending Following Requests

Remember to review your pending following requests before making your tweets public. If you do not resolve them, the requests won’t be accepted automatically, and all the accounts will have to follow you again.

Can Tweets Be Protected Selectively?

No, as of now, the privacy setting is all or nothing. You can not protect some tweets and not others. All your tweets will either be public or protected. However, there’s a way around it; if you don’t want some people to view your stuff – you can block them.

When you block someone on Twitter, they wouldn’t be able to see your tweets or interact with you. The person you have blocked will also not be notified that you have blocked them.


There you have it, a complete guide on how to protect your tweets. We hope this article was helpful and informative. Social Media’s a fun place, but keeping the guards up is essential, so ensure you take the proper measures for your privacy. Protect your tweets and enjoy Twitter!


Who can see the protected tweets?

Only the people you have approved to follow can see your tweets.

Do protected tweets appear in Twitter search results?

No, your tweets will not appear in Twitter search results if you have protected your tweets.

Do protected tweets appear in Google search results?

Just like the Twitter search, protected Tweets will also not be visible in Google search results.

Is protecting tweets the same as making your account private?

Technically, yes! When you protect your tweets, your account becomes private.

Will unprotecting Tweets make the old posts public?

Yes, as soon as you unprotect your tweets, all the posts will become public and visible to everyone.

Do I need to approve every follower request?

Yes, you will need to approve every follower request when your account is set to protected mode.

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