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Using Twitter lists

A list is a curated group of Twitter accounts. You can create your own lists or subscribe to lists created by others. Viewing a list timeline will show you a stream of Tweets from only the accounts on that list.

To create a list on Twitter for iOS:

  1. From the Me tab, tap the gear icon 
  2. Select View lists.
  3. Tap the plus iconto create a new list.
  4. Select a name for your list, and a short description of the list. The default setting for your list is public (anyone can subscribe to the list). To make the list only accessible to you, slide the switch next to Private to on.
  5. Tap Save.

To create a list on Twitter for Android:

  1. Tap on the overflow iconand then select View Lists.
  2. Tap the plus iconto create a new list.
  3. Select a name for your list, and a short description of the list. The default setting for your list is public (anyone can subscribe to the list). To make the list only accessible to you, tap the checkbox next to Keep private.
  4. Tap Save.

To create a list via the web:

  1. Click on your profile icon to show the drop down menu.
  2. Click on Lists.
  3. Click Create new list.
  4. Select a name for your list, and a short description of the list. Then select if you want the list to be private (only accessible to you) or public (anyone can subscribe to the list).
  5. Click Save list.
Note: List names cannot exceed 25 characters, nor can they begin with a number.

To add or remove people from your lists:

  1. Click the gear iconon an account’s profile to display the drop down menu.
  2. Select Add or remove from lists. (You don't need to be following an account to add them to your list.)
  3. A pop-up will appear displaying your created lists. Click the checkbox next to the the lists you would like to add the account to, or uncheck the lists you'd like to remove the account from.
  4. To check to see if the account you wanted to add was successfully included in that list, navigate to the Lists tab on your profile page. Click the desired list, then click List members. The account will appear in the list of members.

To see lists that you are on (iOS and web only):

  • On your Lists tab, click Member of to view which lists you are on.
Note: To remove yourself from a list you will need to block the creator of that list. More information about blocking can be found here.

To find a list's URL to share:

      1. Go to the list you'd like to share.
      2. Copy the URL that shows up in your browser's address bar. It will look something like this: https://twitter.com/username/lists/list_name
      3. Paste the URL into a message to anyone with whom you want to share the list.

To view Tweets from a list:

      1. Go to your profile page.
      2. Click on the Lists tab.
      3. Click on the list you'd like to view.
      4. You'll see a timeline of Tweets from the accounts included in that list.

To edit or delete lists:

      1. Go to your profile page.
      2. Click on the Lists tab.
      3. You will see lists you've created and other people's lists you follow under Subscribed to.
      4. Click on the list you'd like to edit or delete from the lists you've created. Click Edit to update your list details or click Delete to remove the list entirely.
      5. You cannot add or remove people from your list on this page —you must do that from the profile pages of each individual you wish to add or remove.

To subscribe to/follow other people's lists:

      1. Click on Lists when viewing someone's profile.
      2. Select which list you'd like to subscribe to.
      3. From the list page, click Subscribe to follow the list. You can follow lists without following the individual accounts in that list.

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