Twitter collects personal data to use for targeted advertising, and that data can be shared with other companies. If you’d rather not give so much personal information to Twitter and advertisers, you can turn off those settings. Read on to learn how.
By default, Twitter uses personal information about you and based on your activities to better target advertising. That includes showing personalized ads, keeping track of every device you use to read and post tweets, tracking web browser activity, and sharing information with advertisers.
Here’s how to disable Twitter’s personal data collection and sharing for advertisers:
- Go to Twitter’s Personalization and Data settings web page
- Click Disable all to stop all data collection for advertising
- Click Save changes
- Click Yes, I’m sure
Alternately, you can pick and choose what Twitter does with your personal information and online activity. Just uncheck the boxes for the the things you don’t want Twitter to do.