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How to create a Twitter List

Lists are incredibly useful for organizing the tons of content available on Twitter.

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One of the more convenient features on Twitter is the ability to create a Twitter List. The social platform lets you create tons of lists with up to 5,000 different accounts each.

Twitter Lists let you organize profiles you follow, and even those you don’t, based on whatever parameters you’d like.

Say you want to build a list of meme accounts so you have one place to go for all of your daily laughs. Or you can organize a list of sports-related accounts so you can keep up with all of your favorite teams.

However you use lists on Twitter, it’s one of the most useful features that the platform has to offer.

But some people, like myself, could use the platform for months without knowing that lists are a thing or how to set them up. Don’t worry. We’ve got you covered.

How to create a Twitter List on a computer

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Fortunately, creating a list isn’t super tough. There’s a tab right there on your home screen that will help you get started. Let’s see how it’s done on a computer first.

  1. Log in to Twitter and select the Lists tab on the left how to create a twitter list

  2. Click the page with a plus sign at the top right to create a new list twitter lists how-to

  3. Enter a name and description and choose if you’d like the list to be private or public twitter features

  4. Search and add any profile that you’d like to be on the list creating a twitter list on desktop

  5. Once you’ve added the accounts you’d like, click Done in the top-right corner

And that’s how you create a new list on Twitter on your computer.

After that, you can click the three-dot menu on the tweet of any profile to add or remove that person from a list.

And now for the mobile Twitter app

Creating a Twitter List through the app (Android and iOS) is similar to the method used on a computer, though it does look a little different.

Here’s what you need to do.

  1. Select the profile icon in the top left of the Twitter homepage then tap Lists
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  1. Tap the page with a plus sign to create a new list
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  1. Enter a name and description and choose if you’d like the list to be private or public and tap Create
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  1. Search and add any profile that you’d like to be on the list and tap Add
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  1. Once you have added the accounts you want, tap Done at the bottom

And that’s how you create a new Twitter list on mobile.

Once again, after you’ve initially created the list, you can choose the three-dot menu on a tweet from any profile to add or remove it from any list that you currently have.


Whether you use Twitter for business or for pleasure, a Twitter List is a great way to organize your Twitter feed in a way that makes it easy to access the content you want to see.

Hopefully, this guide leaves you well on your way to organizing your Twitter feed in a way that suits you best.

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