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Twitter Lists 101

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Twitter Lists 101

Use Twitter Lists to improve your focus and get back to work

Lists are a focus super-tool on Twitter.

It’s easy to get sucked in to scrolling through your Twitter feed - even if you only came to Twitter to look for inspiration, or check out a few posts about “x”. I use Twitter lists to help me focus on a specific topic or task when I’m on Twitter.

Here’s how I create lists while I’m scrolling. It's the perfect way to get started creating your focused lists.

1. Find a tweet by a person you want to add to your twitter list.

Lists aren’t selective - you will get ALL tweets by any person you add to a specific list. If you want to keep track of a specific tweet, then use a bookmark instead of a list.

2. Click that person’s name to go to their Profile.

3. Click the three dots to the left of the Follow/Following button.

You don’t have to follow someone to include them in a list. This is a nice way to be able to look at tweets from someone without following them and having them in your main feed.

4. Click Add/Remove from lists.

You do this same process to remove someone from a list or lists.

5. Click the list or lists you want to add the person to. If you don’t have a list set up yet for this topic, click Create New List and name the list.

You’re now ready to refer to your list whenever you want. On the web, lists are an option you can click in the left sidebar of Twitter. On mobile, you usually will see your lists as tabs across the top of your screen that you can click.