How to change your country settings

Your X account is associated with the country you live in. Your country helps us to customize your X experience, and may affect the content we are able to display. Your country also helps X know that you’re old enough to use our services in your country. You can see and change your country setting in your account settings on, iOS, and Android.

As outlined in X’s Privacy Policy, if you live in the United States, your information is controlled by X, Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103 U.S.A. If you live outside the United States, the data controller responsible for your information is Twitter International Unlimited Company, an Irish company with its registered office at One Cumberland Place, Fenian Street, Dublin 2 D02 AX07 Ireland. Despite this, you alone control and are responsible for the posting of your posts and other content you submit through the X Services, as provided in the Terms of Service and X Rules.

How does X set my country setting?

When you access X, we may receive information about your location, such as your IP address, precise location information from GPS, or information about wireless networks or cell towers near your mobile device. We may use this information to determine a person’s location to withhold content under local law. We also use information about your location to determine the country setting for your account, based on the countries where we make our services available. If we are unable to successfully resolve your location to one of these countries, it will be set to the United States by default. Changing your country setting will not affect content we withhold under local law.


How can I correct my country setting?

To correct your country setting: 

  1. Visit Your account.
  2. Click Account information, enter your password and then select Country.
  3. Select the correct country from the drop-down.
  4. Click Agree and continue.

What is the difference between my profile location and my country setting?

Your profile location is part of your public account profile and is completely optional. Your profile location is your place to express yourself and show the world who you are. 

Your country setting is non-public information, and helps us to customize X for you, and may affect the content we are able to display.

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