Check Active Sessions Twitter
At times, you may connect to Twitter on a device that isn’t yours. From logging on your work PC to logging on using a friend’s tablet. You should always log out when not using your own devices, but how can you be sure you did? Today’s post will go over how to check the open Twitter sessions you have, and what devices they are on.
Checking on Open Twitter Sessions
You should periodically check where your Twitter account is logged in from. That way you can make sure your account is only being used where you expect it to be. To check where you have an active Twiter session use the following steps after you log into your Twitter account.
- On the left side, click on More, which should be at the bottom of the list.
- In the window that opens click on Settings and Privacy
- Now click on Security and account access -> Apps and sessions.
- Finally in the next window you see, click on Sessions, under Apps and sessions.
Here you will see your current session, plus a list of all Twitter sessions you have logged into.
You can select each session and log out 1 by1 or you can select Log Out All Other Sessions, which will log you out of everything except the session you are on.
Some Things To Keep In Mind
There are a few things from this list to keep in mind.
- If you see cities / countries you have never been to? You may want to consider logging out of all sessions, and then changing your password. If you don’t have 2 Factory Authentication set up, you may want to get that set up as well.
- Logging out of a session will prevent further actions from that session such as Tweeting, Liking, and replying. It’s possible it may not delete data (e.g., Direct Messages) that was previously cached on the device while the session was active.
You have to stay on top of your settings to keep your accounts secure. Regularly monitoring things like active sessions for Twitter is an important step in making sure your Twitter account stays secure.