In this article we will share a few privacy settings that Twitter users can utilize so that they’re getting maximum privacy.
The first step new users to the community can take is editing their profile information.
To do this, simply login and click on “Settings.”
Next, click on “Profile.”
On this page you can edit your location and full name. Feel free to fill out as much information you feel comfortable sharing online.
After you have edited your profile information, don’t forget to click “Save.”
While in the “Settings” page, scroll down and make sure that “Tweet Location” is left unchecked if you don’t want to share your location when you tweet. If you check this feature you can share your location information like neighborhood, town, or exact point when you tweet.
Underneath the “Tweet Location” you’ll find the “Tweet Privacy” feature, you can use this feature if you don’t want your tweets viewed by the general public. If you approve a new follower, he or she will be able to view your tweets. This is a great feature because you control who you want to interact with and who can view your tweets.
If you get harassed on Twitter or someone is @ tweeting you spam messages, you can block the person and report them to Twitter. To block a person on Twitter, visit the person’s profile and click “Block.”
To report a violation on Twitter, you’ll need to click on “Help” and then submit a ticket on Twitter’s support page.
Click on “Report a violation.”
You can also go directly to http://support.twitter.com/tickets/ to open a help ticket.
Twitter Safety Tips
To socialize and navigate on the Twitter community safely, you’ll want to:
- Avoid clicking on redirect links from users you don’t trust. Usually redirect links are from spammers who will attempt to redirect you to a virus! Make sure you only click on links from users you know and trust.
- Be extremely cautious when it comes to revealing any personal information publically, such as your email address, phone number, home address, and your work address.
- Change your Twitter password often and don’t use the same password on any other websites.
- Always make sure you’re visiting the real Twitter.com. Check the URL in your browser & make sure it begins with http://www.twitter.com.
- As an extra precaution, you can use Roboform to login, store, and create passwords securely for you.