Sunday, August 6, 2023

How to Hide the Blue Checkmark Icon on Twitter X

Do you have a blue checkmark on Twitter? 

Are you concerned about your privacy? 

Do you worry about being harassed or trolled? 

Here's a Cool Tip:  Hide Your Blue Checkmark!
The blue checkmark is a symbol of verification on Twitter X, indicating that the account has been authenticated by Twitter as belonging to a real person or organization. 

X (formerly known as Twitter) opened up the blue checkmark to users who subscribe to Twitter X Blue earlier this year.

Here's how to hide the blue checkmark icon.

On a PC:
  • Go to your Twitter X home page.
  • Click on More
  • Click on Settings and Support.
  • Click on Settings and Privacy.
  • Click on Blue
  • Click on Early Access to select new. features
  • Click Profile customization  LINK
  • Check/Uncheck the box next to Hide or Un-Hide your blue checkmark.

Hide Twitter X Blue Checkmark
fig. 1 - Hide Twitter X Blue Checkmark

On a mobile device (iPhone/Android):
  • Open the X Twitter app.
  • Tap on your profile icon.
  • Tap on Blue.
  • Tap on Preferences.
  • Tap on Verification, 
  • Tap on Blue Checkmark.
  • Toggle the switch off to hide your blue checkmark.

Twitter X Hide Blue Checkmark Mobile
fig. 1 - Twitter X Hide Blue Checkmark Mobile

  • If you hide your blue checkmark, it will still be visible to some people.
  • You can always choose to show your blue checkmark again at any time by following the same steps above and toggling the switch on.

Ultimately, the decision of whether or not to hide your blue checkmark is up to you. 

There are pros and cons to both hiding and showing your blue checkmark, so you need to weigh the factors that are most important to you before making a decision.


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