Choosing to keep your tweets protected or unprotected is one of the first things, done when you sign up for Twitter, in case you have a reason to adjust this settings, this article is for you. We will be teaching you How to protect your tweets on Twitter or unprotect them.
What is the difference between public and protected Tweets?
Protected tweets can also be known as Private tweets. While unprotected are public.
By default, all your tweets are public the moment you sign up for Twitter. This means your tweets can be viewed by anyone. However, if you protect your tweets on Twitter, it becomes impossible for random users to view or interact with your tweets.
You will have an option of accepting whoever wants to follow you on Twitter, if you happen to protect your tweets.
NOTE: All accounts who where already your followers, before you protected your account will still find it, possible to view your tweets except, you block them.
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When you protect your tweets on Twitter, only your followers on the platform will be able to see the permanent links to your Tweets.
The option to retweet any of your tweets will automatically, become inactive for your followers.
It will become impossible for search engines (Which are third party) to
have results of a protected tweet. Google is a perfect example.
Only your followers and yourself, will be able to search for your protected tweets on Twitter.
Accounts that are not following you will be unable to see, any of your replies because, only your followers have been set to see your Tweets).
How to protect your tweets on Twitter or unprotect them.
Now you will want to follow the steps below carefully, to give some protection to your tweets. Very nice and easy.
While taking a good look at your Twitter environment, you can either see a navigation menu icon or your profile icon, right in the top menu.
Click on any icon you have and select Settings and privacy.
Click on Privacy and safety.
Under Tweets, and next to Protect your Tweets, Thick the box and you’re good to go.