Twitter isn’t a very private platform or arena to me. The entire site and its application is specifically designed to be open, and you know it’s a place where you can share your thoughts on everything with the entire world, or at least, with more than 200 million other users. But just because it has a highly public platform, doesn’t mean you should take drastic risks you might regret.
Twitter has a lots of privacy settings that you should go through. They can make your account more secure, protects your personal data, and of course, restrict who can contact you. Apart from these ones I mentioned, there are three (3) Twitter privacy settings you need to change right now.
Here are The Three (3) Twitter Privacy Settings You Need To Change Immediately.
1. Interest-Based Advertising;
Twitter will automatically add you to “audiences” from advertisers. The worst thing is that, it’s impossible to Opt Out of the audiences. But it is possible to stop them from showing you content.
To Opt Out from Interest-Based Advertising, Go to Settings and Privacy > Privacy and Safety > Personalization and Data > Personalize ads and Unmark the Checkbox.
Most Twitter users attached location to their tweets, it’s a silly practice you’re giving a would-be criminal live updates on your whereabouts. If you’ve seen the light and disable the feature, you can return to glorious anonymity by removing the location from all your past tweets. I highly recommend this for you.
To Disable Twitter Location Information, Go to Settings and Privacy > Privacy and Safety > Tweet Location > Delete Location Information. The process will take 30 minutes.
3. Tracks Browsing Activities;
It has the ability to build an advertising profile about you solely based on what you look at on the network is creepy enough. But using your entire browsing history? To me I don’t need it, and I strongly say, no thank you.
To stop Twitter from Tracking Your Browsing Activities, Go to Settings and Privacy > Privacy and Safety > Personalization and Data > Track Where You See Twitter Content Across the Web and Unmark the Checkbox.
You should be measurably safe when using Twitter with these insecure Privacy Settings rectified.