Twitter, a significant player in the social media race, was launched in 2006. It altered how people talk and share thoughts. At its start, Twitter let users express themselves in short messages, a highly valuable USP that had never been seen before. In 2006, one of Twitter’s co-founders, Jack Dorsey, posted the first tweet – a simple “just setting up my twttr.” This kicked off a platform that changed the social media world for years. With a 140-character limit (later increased to 280), Twitter pushed users to be brief and creative.
Right from the start, Twitter made an impact. News, famous people, and regular internet users joined in, sharing instant updates and opinions on everything from big news to daily thoughts. Hashtags (#) made topics easy to find, allowing people to look up whichever piece of daily gossip they’ve just heard on Twitter.
Yet, it is undeniable that Twitter is a strong force in the social media market. In today’s blog, we’ll discuss if you liking your favorite tweet from a public account will send them a notification.
If Your Twitter Account is Private and You Favorite Tweet of Public Account Will They Get Notification?
Let’s get straight to it: if you like someone’s tweet from your private account, will they receive a notification telling them that you did so? The answer is no; they won’t.
One of the primary rules of having a private account is that all your activity: likes, comments, tweets -are only visible to your approved followers only. So, although this user will see that an account has liked the tweet, they can’t see who you are. And, as we’ve already mentioned, they also won’t be getting a notification about it.
If you’re thinking, “Well, this private account thing sounds dope, I have to try it,” we’ve got you. Read on to learn how to switch from a public account to a private one on Twitter.
Here’s how to switch from a public account to a private one on Twitter
Step 1: Open the Twitter smartphone app on your mobile app and enter your login credentials to sign in.
Step 2: The first page you’ll land on is the Twitter Home page. At the page’s top right, you’ll be able to see an icon of your Twitter profile picture; tap on it.
Step 3: When you do that, a large menu will appear with several options. You need to scroll down and select Settings and privacy.
Step 4: On the Settings page, locate and tap Privacy and Safety.
Step 5: Next, tap on the first option called Audience and tagging. Here, turn on the toggle button next to Protect your posts, and that’s it!
Now, let’s talk a little bit about the features of a private account besides not sending out notifications when you like a public account’s post.
- Tweet protection: As the name suggests, only your approved followers can see your tweets when you have a private account.