How to Hide Your Identity on Twitter

By Michelle Varsallona

Updated September 28, 2017

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If you want to hide your identity on a current Twitter account, it's too late if you already used your real name, a picture of yourself, added personal friends or the like. You should delete your current account and start over if you want hide your identity completely. After you set up your new, anonymous Twitter account, you can speak to whomever you want and say whatever you want and no one will know it is you. This is also useful if you were experiencing harassment issues on your original account.

Go to the Twitter home page and select the button that says, “Sign Up Now.”

Enter a name you want to give yourself. Do not enter your real name.

Enter a username. Once again, do not enter your real name.

Enter a password and email address. Don’t worry, the email address is not published publicly.

Type the CAPTCHA words and select “Create my account.”

Choose to follow any people that Twitter suggests from the list of interests, and hit “Next step.”

Skip over the next step because it will add friends from your email contacts. If you wish to hide your identity you do not want to add any friends you know personally.

Skip the next step as well unless you know of Twitter accounts you want to add where the person or group does not personally know you. After you hit “Next step” you will be brought to your profile screen.

Select “Settings” from the very top. This allows you to customize your account further.

Choose your time zone.

Enter the URL of a website that interests you. Do not enter a personal website or blog. Keep it general to a bigger group or company’s website. Even entering a local website or a friend’s blog can provide clues as to your identity.

Enter a bio. Since you are trying to hide your identity, give your alter-ego an interesting made-up bio.

Enter a location for yourself. You can enter where you live if you want, as long as it is not a small, specific town. The simplest way to hide your identity is to claim a big city like New York or Los Angeles.

Keep geotagging disabled. This feature displays your location if you are using any third-party application that will allow it.

Select “Protect my Tweets.” This will lock your account and only accounts that you allow to follow you will be able to view your Tweets.

Hit “Save.”

Click “Picture” at the top.

Click “Choose File” to pick a picture file from your computer for people to view as your avatar. Do not use a picture of yourself.

Click “Save” begin Tweeting, following people and allowing people to follow you.


After you set up your account, go to the email account you entered for your Twitter account and confirm your new Twitter account. You will only have limited features until you do this.