Lists are Twitter gold and I use them all the time. And, what’s even better is they are super simple to use, can help keep you uber organized and make Twitter feel a heck of a lot more manageable. (Think of it as a way to filter out only what you want to see from your entire feed of tweets (on your home page).
To create a list:
- Go to your ‘lists’ page. This can be done through the gear icon drop down menu in the top right bar or by going to your profile page and clicking on ‘more’ and then ‘lists.’
- Click ‘create list.’
- Enter the name of your list and select if you want the list to be private (only available to you) or public (anyone can see and subscribe to that list).
- Click ‘save list.’
You can create any list you want. For example, some of my lists are: media, local (media, food etc.), fashion, bloggers and so on.
To stay on top of the organization of my lists, when I follow someone, I immediately add the to their respective list(s). That way when I want to see just the tweets from the bloggers I follow, all I have to do is go to my lists, click on that specific list and then a live feed of only those tweets shows up (much like the feed on my home page looks).
Adding, and removing, people from your lists is easy too!
- Click the gear icon drop down menu on a user’s profile (next to the ‘follow’ button).
- Click ‘add or remove from lists.’ (You don’t need to be following a user to add them to a list.)
- Your created lists will pop-up. Check the list(s) you want to add the user to, or uncheck the list(s) you’d like to remove that user from.
If you don’t have lists yet, go make them, add to them and start using them! You will thank me, I promise.
Bonus tip: You can subscribe to other people’s public lists. If there are people and brands on Twitter that you admire, look at the lists they belong to and see who else is on that list. There may be some really great like-minded people to connect with there!