How To Change Your Country Settings On Twitter?

Last updated on September 4th, 2019 at 11:43 am

Twitter is an ultimate source for new updates, information and latest trends. It keeps us updated with all the new happenings around. Along with over 321 million monthly active users, Twitter has become an amazing tool for marketers and advertisers as it helps them in their promotional activities and strategies. It does not only allow users to communicate at a global stage but also give them the liberty to speak out bluntly.

Among all the social media channels, it is believed that users could reach their target audience through the platforms easily as compared to others. And in a way, it is true as one simple tweet can boost your profile immediately.

With tons of different options and number of opportunities, Twitter allows you to customize your profile in a simple way and provide you multiple sections to specifically mention everything about you and your business. And in the customization section, you also have the country option where you can set your residence as per your convenience. Means, Twitter allows you to change the country settings with a simple procedure.

Wondering what country settings on Twitter actually is? Read on the post and learn everything about country settings and the process of setting it up as per your needs.

What Is Country Settings On Twitter?

Twitter accounts are usually associated with individuals country and this policy is necessary as it helps the channel to know and confirm your age discretion, ensuring that you able to use Twitter as per the country laws and it also helps to customize your Twitter experience.

As per the Twitter norms, if the user lives in the United States, then its information will be handled by Twitter, Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103 U.S.A. But if the user does not have a residence in the United States, then the users’ data will be controlled by an Irish company with its registered office at One Cumberland Place, Fenian Street, Dublin 2 D02 AX07 Ireland. Apart from this, you are the sole person who is responsible for the posting of your Tweets and other content on your Twitter account/profile as provided in the Twitter rules.

Twitter sometimes uses diverse mediums to check your location and some of them are your IP address, GPS location, or the information synchronized from the browser you use to visit the channel. And in case, Twitter fails to identify your exact location in a country, your country will be set to the United States automatically.

This is the reason we are required to make changes in our country settings on Twitter. As if people do not get the right information about us like our profile, place, interest, then we will surely lose out the target audience. Therefore, just in case, you don’t have your country name in the required tab, then make the changes immediately for the better results if you want to connect with your target audience.

Now, you probably have a good idea of what is country settings on Twitter and how it works, it is the time to know the accurate steps to change the settings. Read on the post and learn the easy procedure to set up your right country in the required sections.

1. Open Twitter:

Open Twitter on your preferred web browser by typing Doing this, you will be taken on Twitter’s main page.

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Just in case, you are not logged in already, then you will be required to provide your credentials that are your Twitter username and its password. Further, click on the “Sign up” button to continue the procedure.

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2. Go To More:

In the next step, you will be required to click on the “More” option located at the left side of the page.

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3. Click Settings And Privacy:

Once you click on the “More” tab, a list of options will appear on your screen-the list will appear on the left side of the page.  In the list, you will have “Settings and Privacy” option, click on it to proceed with the next step.

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4. Click Country:

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From the “Settings and privacy” option, you will be taken on a new page where you will have “Settings,” “General,”  “Account,” and “Data and permissions” tabs.

Change Your Country Settings On Twitter - select your preferred country

Here in the “Data and permissions” tab, you will have a “Country” option. Click on it, after which you will have a new section where you can make changes. Here, click on the drop-down menu, thereafter, you will have a list of countries. From there, select your preferred country.

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That’s it, you are done. Your country name is changed successfully. Most of the people does not understand the difference between their profile locations and the Twitter account’s country settings. But, there is a huge difference between profile and country setting. Your profile location is publicly open as it is a part of your public account profile.

Moreover, it is completely optional. Your profile location is the section to express yourself. Whereas, your country setting is non-public which customize Twitter for you, and may affect the content you display on your account.