Wednesday, 14 January 2015

How to Add Yourself in Your Own Twitter list

In this article, you will explore how to add yourself in twitter lists that are created by you to reach more people

First of all let’s have a look what a twitter list is.

What is a Twitter List:

twitter list is a curated group of Twitter users. You can create your own lists or subscribe to lists created by others. Viewing a list timeline will show you a stream of Tweets from only the users on that list. (By Twitter support)

Now you understand what a twitter list is so let’s go to the procedure of adding yourself in a twitter list. I don’t know how many ways are to add in a twitter list. I used only one that I am going to share with you.

You can do this using Hootsuite (Social media management tool).


It is a social media management tool can be used for scheduling your social media posts, management, tracking and more. You can use this tool to add yourself in a twitter list. Here is the step by step guide to do that.

Step 1:

Sign in to your hootsuite account, if you don’t have then create one (You can also sign in with your social media profiles {Facebook, Twitter & Google+}).

Step 2.

Add a stream of list in which you want to add yourself. Here are two ways to add a list.

(A) First one is by clicking on add stream button on top navigation bar (See the image A).

How to add stream

When you click on add stream you will see a pop up window on your screen. Now click on lists in last on top horizontal navigation bar of that pop up window. Move on and select the twitter profile that you want to add if you have added multiple twitter profiles in hootsuite and next check the radio button of twitter list in which you want to add yourself. Finally click on add steam (See the image B).

How to add twitter list

Below is the stream of list that I added in recently. It is an empty (no members) list that I created few minutes ago to show as an example in this article (See the image C).

Hootsuite stream

(B) Now here is a very simple and quite easy way to add a stream in hootsuite. Click on lists (See the image D) and choose the list in which you want to add yourself & then click on “+” button to add a stream (See the image E).

Add stream in hootsuite

How to add list in hootsuite

Now list stream is added.

Step 3:  

Till now you have added a stream of list in which you want to add yourself. Now click on little arrow icon that is pointing down side just between refresh & cross button on the stream of list that you added recently and you will see a dropdown and click on preferences (See the Image F) and you will see a pop up window again & now type your twitter username in the box and click on add and you’re done (See the Image G) (Woohoo :) ) 

Stream Prefrences

How to add in twitter list

Here is the twitter list in Hootsuite in which I added myself. 

Added user in twitter list

Now here are two versions (before & after) of twitter list on

Before: Zero members and I created it couple of minutes ago to use in this article.

Twitter list (Before)

After: I added myself in this twitter list using hootsuite. 

Added user in list on twitter

Your turn:

You can also gain more exposure to show your tweets to your list subscribers. If you don’t have twitter lists then create it on twitter and add yourself too there to reach more people who might be interested in the content that you are sharing on twitter.

So it was the step by step guide to add yourself in a twitter list that you own. Hope you found it helpful. Don’t hesitate to share it on your social media channels.

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