Twitter lists provide a great way of Twitter users into categories.

This can be especially useful for when you are looking for news or information on a specific topicThis article will teach you how to create a Twitter list.

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  1. Log on to your Twitter account on your computer or mobile phone.
  1. On, click on your profile picture. This should bring up a menu.
  1. On this menu, select the “Lists” option.
  1. At this step, there are two possibilities for what you may need to do.
  • If you have not created a list before, you will be prompted to create a list. Click the button that says, “Create a List”.
  • If you have created a list before, you will see two tabs “Subscribed to” and “Member of”, or “Owned”, “Subscribed”, and “Member”. 
  • If you are on a mobile device, look for a blue button in the bottom left corner with a square and a plus sign. Click this button.
  • If you are on a computer, there will be a button on the right side of the screen that says, “Create new list”. Click this button.
  1. At this point you should see a screen asking for a list name and a description. Here you can name your list and describe what the list consists of or what you plan to use it for. For example, if I wanted to make a list of Twitter profiles who frequently tweeted basketball news, I might name my list “Basketball News” and under description I might write “Twitter profiles that frequently tweet about basketball”. Naming and adding a description to your list is helpful for keeping track of your lists if you have created several of them.
  1.  Choose if you want your list to be private or not. If a list is private, you are the only one that can see it and access it. If you do not want your list to be private, other Twitter users can access your Twitter lists from your profile page. After you have made this decision, click “Done” or “Next”.
  1. At this step, Twitter will prompt you to add Twitter users to this list. Click next to the magnifying glass icon, and enter the name or username of Twitter users that you would like to add to your list. Once you see the profile that you would like to add, click on it to add them to the list. You can add up to 5,000 users to a Twitter list. Once you are done adding Twitter users, click “Done”.
  1. At this point you will be back to the main Twitter lists page. Here you can access the Twitter lists that you have created. You can also access the Twitter lists that other people have added you to by going to the “Member Of” or “Member” tab on this page.

Tip: You are allowed to have up to 5,000 Twitter lists.


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