Gini Dietrich

On Twitter? Change Your Settings

By: Gini Dietrich | March 20, 2011 | 
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Twitter FINALLY has created HTTPS settings.

If you’re on Twitter, I recommend (if you haven’t already) getting on there and changing your settings stat.

This will encrypt your account information when you’re tweeting on an unsecured. WiFi network.

1. Log on to twitter.com.

2. In the upper right-hand corner, where you see your Twitter handle, click the triangle and scroll to settings.

3. Click settings and scroll to the bottom.

4. Click the box next to “Always use HTTPS.”

5. Click save.

6. You’ll have to re-enter your password.

Then it’s complete!

About Gini Dietrich


Gini Dietrich is the founder and CEO of Arment Dietrich, an integrated marketing communications firm. She is the author of Spin Sucks, co-author of Marketing in the Round, and co-host of Inside PR. She also is the lead blogger at Spin Sucks and is the founder of Spin Sucks Pro.

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27 responses to “On Twitter? Change Your Settings”

  1. Lori says:

    Thanks Gini! Did it!

    Have a good one!

    Lori

  2. JohnAkerson says:

    Thanks Gini, This is so important.

  3. Ana | Traffic Generation says:

    Never think about security until one gets hacked! 🙂

    Thanks for the tip, Gini; I will reset mine just because you said so.

    Ana

  4. hackmanj says:

    You are so current, thanks for this… 🙂

    Have a great week!

  5. jeanniecw says:

    Gini says “do this.” So I do. 🙂

  6. janbeery says:

    Annnnd Done! Thanks Gini!

  7. Good advice! Link: On Twitter? Change your settings http://tinyurl.com/4qvaavs #5990H

  8. RT @KarenRussell: Good advice! Link: On Twitter? Change your settings http://tinyurl.com/4qvaavs #5990H

  9. RT @KarenRussell: Good advice! Link: On Twitter? Change your settings http://tinyurl.com/4qvaavs #5990H

  10. ginidietrich says:

    @Ana | Traffic Generation Between you and @jeanniecw doing what I say, I could have some fun with this!

  11. ginidietrich says:

    @hackmanj Thanks! I’m headed over to your blog shortly to check out our podcast.

  12. […] On Twitter? Change Your Settings […]

  13. RT @KarenRussell: Good advice! Link: On Twitter? Change your settings http://tinyurl.com/4qvaavs #5990H

  14. RT @KarenRussell: Good advice! Link: On Twitter? Change your settings http://tinyurl.com/4qvaavs #5990H

  15. MelissaCynthiaMartin says:

    Thanks ever so much Gini for this valuable insight!

    Melissa Martin, bilingual social media and career strategist

    careercoachingyphone.com

    Twitter: @ravingredhead and melissacmartin

  16. ginidietrich says:

    @MelissaCynthiaMartin Glad it was helpful, Melissa!

  17. YaelRozencwajg says:

    Thank you Gini for this useful advice !If any of you is interested by Twitter, we’ve made an infographic that would probably interest you :Happy Birthday Twitter ! http://www.yopps.com/Happy-Birthday-Twitter

    See you 😉

  18. […] On Twitter? Change Your Settings – Gini Dietrich outlines how to change your settings on Twitter from unencrypted to encrypted (using HTTPS) for additional security. Why is this important? If you work out of coffee shops and other public wifi hotspots, any extra security is a good thing. […]

  19. dannystarr says:

    Anyone know how the this is affected by the use of twitter clients like hootsuite? I never use twitter.com.

  20. ginidietrich says:

    @dannystarr You should change the settings on Twitter.com because it affects all third-party apps.

  21. […] Twitter Finally Has HTTPS Settings http://j.mp/gaTTBL […]

  22. […] Twitter, it is much the same story as with Facebook and here’s a great article that discusses Twitter HTTPS settings.  Using HTTPS encryption on these social networks will prevent people from being able to hack into […]

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