Twitter: Here’s How to Stop Users From Finding You By Your Email Address or Phone Number

Turn off these permissions

When someone uploads the contacts in their device’s address book to Twitter, they may find their contacts’ profiles, so long as those profiles use the same email addresses and phone numbers as the ones in the address book. Did you know you can stop users from being able to find your profile(s) in this way? Our guide will show you how this works.

Note: These screenshots were captured in the Twitter application on iOS.

Step 1: Tap your profile picture in the top-left corner of the screen.

Step 2: Tap “Settings and privacy.”

Step 3: “Privacy and safety.”


Step 4: Scroll down and tap “Discoverability and contacts.”

Step 5: Tap the green toggles next to “Let others find you by your email” and “Let others find you by your phone” to turn off these permissions.

Publish date: November 19, 2018 © 2020 Adweek, LLC. - All Rights Reserved and NOT FOR REPRINT