No matter how nice Twitter is, it can quickly become scary. Anonymous, aggressive and troll accounts can attack you for your tweets and stalk every move. Although you can make your profile private and block users, there are less well-known privacy and security features that you can change to improve your online security.
Whether you use Twitter on iOS or Android, you can take advantage of various security features such as stopping personalization and data tracking, revoking access to third-party apps and turning off your exact location, to name just one to name a few. All of these can be adjusted in the Twitter app for Android and iPhone, the mobile web app and Twitter Lite for Android, although the steps may vary slightly.
: Disable photo tags
Similar to @ mentioning you on Twitter, users can also tag you in photos they tweet. It may not sound malicious, but if users keep tagging you in photos that you don't want to be linked to, you may want to increase your anonymity.
Fortunately, you can easily prevent other users from tagging you in their photos. You can set it so that no one can tag you or only people you don't follow. And if you disable it completely, all previous tags will disappear from your account, so it's a kind of kill switch for photo tags. View our guide for more information.
Tip 2: disable reading confirmations
If your DM & # 39; s open, this means that anyone can send you a message. And by default, if you read that message, the other person will know thanks to a small blue check mark that appears below their message to you in the thread at their end. To prevent users from knowing that you are reading a message, turn off reading confirmations.
In the "Settings and privacy" menu, tap "Privacy and security." Then switch & # 39; Show read receipts & # 39; from. In the Android app, first tap "Direct Messages" to find that setting. If you are reading someone's direct message now, the arrow below his message is gray (unread) instead of blue (read). If you disable read receipts, you cannot see when people are reading your messages.