Have you joined Twitter intending to meet and interact with new people? Or get new ideas and perspectives through tweeting with unknown people. To do this, you need to make your account Public.
You can make your Twitter private or public; it is totally up to you. Only your followers can see your tweets when your Twitter account is private. But when your account is public, anyone can see your tweets and activities on Twitter.
Making your Twitter account public is beneficial if you aim to improve your audience base to reach more people. Making your Twitter account public is not a difficult task but an easy one.
How to Make your Twitter Account Public on a Desktop or PC?
Twitter is a large platform where people interact using ‘tweets’—making your Twitter account public can help you reach a greater amount of people than before. Making your Twitter account public on a Desktop or PC is not a tedious task.
You can make your Twitter account public on Desktop or PC by following the steps mentioned below:
Step 1 – Login to your Twitter account on a desktop or PC. Then click on the ‘More’ in the left option bar.
Step 2 – Now, click on the ‘settings and privacy’ tab on the left of the screen.
Step 3 – Now, find the Privacy and Safety section in this setting and click on it.
Step 4- Click on Audience and tagging under the Privacy and safety section.
STEP 5- Remove the checkmark that you see on the protect my tweets box, under
It may also ask for your Twitter password to make changes, and you will need to enter the password to make your Twitter account public.
How to Make Twitter Account Public on Mobile [Android & iPhone]
Many people use Twitter on their android and iphone device. Making a Twitter account public on smartphone is quick and easy. You can easily make your account public by following the below steps:
Step 1 – Open the Twitter app on your phone and login into your account. Click on the profile icon shown at the top corner of your screen.
Step 2 – Now that the settings page has opened, click on the settings and privacy tab on the left of the screen.
Step 3 – Now in the Twitter username section, click on the privacy and safety section.
Step 4 – Under privacy and safety click on Audience and tagging.
STEP 5- Now disable the protect your tweets toggle button by touching it. The moment you touch the toggle button it will turn grey.
Now your account is public and anyone can see your profile.
Pros and Cons of public twitter accounts
Making your Twitter account public is an easy and quick process, it helps you to connect to a larger amount of people than you were before. But it does have its pros and cons.
- Making your Twitter account public is a really effective and efficient way to reach out to more people.
- It helps people to connect to you and share their thoughts with you and in your community.
However, making your Twitter account public has cons too:
- If your Twitter account is public your Tweets are no more hidden from the internet search engine, anyone can access it anytime they want even if they don’t follow you.
- Also, a public twitter account is prone to hackers and scammers who can manupilates your tweets for their use.
Are twitter account private or public?
When you make a new account on Twitter, it normally starts off as a public account so that it would be easier for others to find and follow you. You can make your account private if you want to restrict your tweets to your followers only or you can make it public so that your tweets can reach a vast amount of people.
My Twitter account is currently set to public. If I change it to private, will I lose the followers I already have?
When your Twitter account is public, anyone can follow you and retweet your tweets. But it’s not the same case when your account is private, your followers would not be able to retweet your Tweets, and the permanent links to your tweets will only be visible to your followers only.
However, if you make your account private instead of public, you won’t lose any of your followers. They would be able to see your tweets as usual but won’t be able to retweet them.
If I switch my tweets from protected to the public, will my past tweets become visible, or will they remain protected?
Having a public Twitter account makes your tweets visible to everyone, even to people who don’t follow you. If you switch your tweets from protected to the public, all your tweets including the current ones and the past ones will become visible to everyone. Hence, anyone can see your tweets( including the past ones) if your tweets are unprotected.