Twitter accounts are created as public accounts which allow anyone to browse and access your tweets either on or off the Twitter website. But How to Make Twitter Public or Private?
You have to manually alter your Security and Privacy settings to make your account private in order to prevent people from viewing your tweets.
If you want to make the account again public, you must access the same section.
How to Make Twitter Public
Check your Protect My Tweets checkbox to allow your Twitter account to be public. Image Credit Image from Twitter
If you have your account set as private on Twitter, only your followers are able to view your tweets. If you want to make the account publicly accessible, you must change your Protect My Tweets setting within the Security and Privacy part of the Twitter profile’s setting panel.
The icon for your profile represents the image of your Twitter account picture.
Select the profile icon at the top right corner on any Twitter page and select Settings from the drop-down menu. You will then be able to open the Settings page.
Then, open your Security and Privacy panel.
Click on the security and privacy tab at the bottom side.
Uncheck the Secure My tweets box.
Go to Privacy should you need to, and then take out the checkmark on the Protect My Tweets checkbox.
Scroll to the bottom and click on the “Save Changes“ button. You may be asked to enter your password before Twitter being able to save modifications.
Pros and Cons of Private Accounts
If you choose to make your Twitter account public, all of your previous and future tweets posted on Twitter are kept secret from the public, except for followers permitted to view the tweets. Internet searches also block them. The tweets that were public in the past can be found on the internet if someone copies the tweets to another website.
Your profile page is public and continues to exist, but it will only display your profile thumbnail, your profile picture, bio, username, location, and tweet statistics. Your followers can view your tweets but not follow them or retweet them. Also, replies you tweet to followers who are not following you go unnoticed.