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Hide who you follow on Twitter!

Hide who you follow on Twitter!

. 9 min read

With its 300 million monthly users, Twitter offers an extensive network of people and businesses you can engage with. 6,000 tweets are sent out every second on average, resulting in 500 million tweets every day.

You can easily find brands and individuals on Twitter and follow them to get instant updates without time and location constraints. And in some cases, you may want to hide your Twitter following list from the public.

If your Twitter account is not private, everyone can see who you follow and who follows you on Twitter. Fortunately, that is not the only way to hide who you follow on Twitter. In this blog, we will explain how to hide who you follow on Twitter by making Twitter lists with Circleboom Twitter.

Also, you will find a step-by-step guide to hiding the Twitter following list via switching to a private Twitter account.

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Method 1: How to hide who you follow on Twitter (using Circleboom Twitter)?

Let's say that while you are scrolling down on Twitter, you see an exciting retweet of your friend. You want to follow the Twitter user who has posted the tweet, but you don't want anyone to know that you follow the account.

If you want to follow the updates from certain Twitter accounts but don't want to follow them publicly, you can create private Twitter lists with the ultimate Twitter management tool Circleboom Twitter.

By creating Twitter lists with Circleboom Twitter, you can hide who you follow on Twitter from the public eyes while you can follow their tweets.

Follow the guide below to use the Twitter list manager feature of Circleboom Twitter to hide your Twitter following list.

Step #1: Log in to your Circleboom Twitter account.

If you don't have a Circleboom account, you can create one in seconds to manage your Twitter with the excellent features of Circleboom Twitter.

Circleboom Twitter helps you manage your Twitter account and grow your business on Twitter with its excellent Twitter management tools
Circleboom Twitter helps you manage your Twitter account and grow your business on Twitter with its excellent Twitter management tools

Step #2: Find and select the "Search" feature on the left-hand menu.

Once you click it, a dropdown menu will open. Here, click the "Account Search" option.

you can hide who you follow on Twitter

Step #3: On this dashboard, you can search, sort, and filter followers and followings of specific Twitter users.

If you wish to search for followers of the account, click "display friends," or if you want to find followers of that account, click "display followers."

With Circleboom Twitter, you can search, sort and filter followers and followings of other Twitter accounts to expand your circle
With Circleboom Twitter, you can search, sort, and filter followers and followings of other Twitter accounts to expand your circle

Step #4: Then, type the username of the Twitter account and click "show friends" or "show followers."

Once you click it, the process will take a few seconds, and you will see the complete list of followers or followings. If you click the "push inactive followers to the end" option, Circleboom will display the inactive accounts at the end of the list, making it easier to find specific accounts.

hide who you follow on Twitter

Step #5: You can use the search bar to find a specific account you wish to add to your Twitter list.

Once you complete your selection for your Twitter list by checking the boxes next to the usernames, click the "Add to Twitter List" button.

You can create Twitter lists with Circleboom Twitter to hide who you follow on Twitter.
You can create Twitter lists with Circleboom Twitter to hide who you follow on Twitter

Step #6: You can add the account to an existing Twitter list of yours or create a new one by entering a new name.

Then, you can click "Add selection to this list" to complete the process.

hide twitter following list with Circleboom!

Step #7: You need to log in to your Twitter account to make your privacy preferences for your Twitter list.

Locate and click the "Lists" option on the left-hand menu.

Lists on Twitter.

Step #8: Here, find the relevant list under the "Your Lists" section and click it.

Once you click it, you will see the tweets from the Twitter accounts you have added to your list.

Create lists on Twitter.

Step #9: On the top of the page, you will see the "Edit List" option; select it.

On this page, you can change your list's name and description.

You can edit your Twitter lists.

Under the description part, there is the "Make Private" option. Please select the box next to it to switch your list to a private one. Then, click "Done" in the top right corner.

Private Twitter lists.

We also got a detailed hands-on video on which you can follow all these steps:

Now, only you can see this Twitter list and follow the updates from these specific users you have added to your list. As the Twitter list is only visible to you, it is an effective way to hide who you follow on Twitter.

Also, Twitter lists give you a smart and easy way to follow specific accounts with a stream of tweets from only these accounts. By creating Twitter lists with Circleboom Twitter, you can organize your connections and keep up with your industry.

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If you want to learn more about Twitter Lists, how to use them effectively, and the best public Twitter lists to follow, we suggest you check out our blog.

Method 2: How to hide who you follow on Twitter (via going private)?

A simple way to hide who you follow on Twitter is by making your Twitter account private. But when you switch your account to a private one, only your friends will be able to see your tweets.

If you don't want non-followers to see all your followings, you can hide who you follow on Twitter by simply switching to a private account. When you have a private Twitter account, non-followers won't be able to see who you follow, your followers, and your tweets.

To hide your Twitter following list via going private, you can follow the steps below.

Step #1: Log in to your Twitter account.

Then, click the "More" option on the left-hand menu.

Click on "More" on Twitter.
You can switch to a private Twitter account to hide who you follow on Twitter from non-followers.

Step #2: Once you click it, a new menu will open.

Here, select "Settings and privacy" to change your account preferences.

"Settings and Privacy"

Step #3: On the left list, click the "Privacy and safety" option.

Then, find and select "Audience and tagging" under the "your Twitter activity" menu.

Protect your tweets

Step #4: Check the box next to the "Protect your Tweets" option to hide who you follow on Twitter.

Once you click it, your tweets, following, and followers' lists will be only visible to your followers.

Once you select the "Protect your Tweets" option, you can hide who you follow on Twitter from your non-followers.
Once you select the "Protect your Tweets" option, you can hide who you follow on Twitter from your non-followers.
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Wrapping Up

Social media, as the name speaks for itself, is the digital platform to socialize. But sometimes, we want to keep some information to ourselves, and it can be hard to do so because of its sociable nature of it.

Like many social media platforms, Twitter also offers its users an option to have a private account to hide some information from non-followers. When you have a private Twitter account, only your followers will be able to see your tweets, followers, and followings.

So, it can be a solution to hide who you follow on Twitter from non-followers. But still, your followers will be able to see all your followings by simply visiting your Twitter profile. If you want to hide who you follow on Twitter, especially hide some specific accounts, from also your followers, switching to a private account won't be an answer for you.

Or, maybe you just don't want to switch to a private account but still want to hide who you follow on Twitter for some specific accounts.

If these are the problems you search answers for, we highly recommend you to use Circleboom Twitter to create private Twitter Lists to follow certain accounts while you hide who you follow on Twitter.

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Zeynep Morelli
Zeynep Morelli

Digital marketer & social media enthusiast focusing on content and brand marketing.

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