Remove Your Phone Number From Twitter Before It Gets Sold

After alienating advertisers and losing revenue, Twitter plans to sell location data and phone numbers to advertisers, whether you like it or not, according to a new report from Platformer . Now is the time to remove this information from your account. Even if the Mask platform never implements these changes, you’re probably better off deleting this data if you’re concerned.

How to remove your phone number from Twitter

If you’ve saved your phone number on Twitter, you can delete it from your account’s phone settings page. However, you may not be able to clear your number if you receive SMS login codes. If this is your case, switch to another form of two-factor authentication before deleting your phone number. First, SMS-based SMS login codes aren’t very secure, so it’s a good idea to switch anyway. Authentication apps are not only more secure, but also help you avoid sharing your phone number with companies that sell your data for profit.

When you’re ready to make changes, go to the Twitter Two-Factor Authentication page and uncheck Text Message . You can switch to an authentication app and use apps like 1Password, Google Authenticator, or Authy to get login codes. If you have a physical security key, such as a YubiKey, you can also use it to authenticate your Twitter login.

How to remove your location from Twitter

It’s a terrible idea to geotag all your tweets: your location tag shows exactly where you are when you tweet, and you probably don’t want this information to be available to everyone on the internet. And now that Twitter can sell your location data to advertisers, there’s more motivation to stop sharing that information with the company altogether. Go to Settings > Privacy > Location on your iPhone and disable location sharing for Twitter. A similar settings page is also available on Android, but it’s slightly different depending on your device. You can use the search feature in the Android settings app to find the location permissions page and revoke Twitter access there.

Finally, you should also remove any location data attached to old tweets. Go to the Twitter location settings page and select ” Delete all location information attached to your Tweets ” and then select ” Delete “.


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