How To Create and Add People To A Twitter List

by Scott Bradley on June 7, 2010

One of my favorite features in twitter is being able to create twitter lists. The twitter list feature is one of the best features in the platform because it allows you to segment updates from those you follow in particular categories.

One other interesting element to twitter lists is that you don’t have you be following someone to put them in a list. Which means your tweet stream can stay nice and clean with only people you want to be hearing from.

Here are the exact steps you must take if you want to create a twitter list.

On the right hand column of twitter you will see a section for lists. Click the button that says “new list” as shown below

Twitter List

Then this will pop up

Twitter List

Once your list is created then you are ready to add people to your list!

Here is how to add someone to your twitter list

Open up their profile like so and click the little “Lists” button.

Twitter List

Which will then drop down the menu to add the person to a specific list…

Twitter List

Once your list has been created, and you have added the person to the list. Go back to your main twitter page and click the list name so you can see all the tweets from the people you have added to this list.

Twitter List

There you go! You are able to now only see and pay attention to the tweets from the people you have added to this list.

Twitter List

The Bottom Line: Adding someone to a twitter list is the first step into increasing your efficiency using twitter.

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

agnes September 19, 2011 at 2:23 AM

Lists are great, but once you have 100s people you follow, having to add them one by one to a list is awful.
Any tool to help on that? I cant find….


Scott Bradley September 19, 2011 at 8:00 AM

Agnes – Thank you for your comment.

I don’t know of a tool like that. I would use Google to see if they have come up with something you could use.

I started a brand new account for this reason. When I first started twitter, they didn’t have lists.


Mark January 8, 2012 at 8:51 AM

I was trying to find a tool to make adding people to lists easy too but like Agnes can’t find anything. Having nearly 10k followers this is not an easy job. Click – select add to list – check box – close – repeat just isn’t fun when you have to do it a few 1000 times.


deborah May 1, 2012 at 6:17 AM

I have added a person to my list by clicking on their profile and adding to my list. Twitter keeps on sending a message indicating error adding to my list.


jasper ohirhian June 14, 2012 at 1:00 AM

Thanks for your help i have added two persons on my twitter keep it up.


Ruthmarie July 17, 2012 at 1:37 PM

This is an agonizingly SLLLLLLLOOOOOOOWWWWW way to do it. They need to come out with another method. I don’t have time to go through all the people I follow one-by-one.


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