When you’re trying to come up with content to post on Twitter, it’s easy to get wrapped up in the numbers. You might start wondering who’s looking at your profile and why. But can you really see who views your Twitter profile? This is what we are going to cover in this beginner Twitter tutorial.
If you prefer to watch a video tutorial on how to view who views your Twitter profile, check out this video tutorial:
Can You See Who Views Your Twitter Profile?
Twitter has been quite open that it does not offer a feature to see who visits your Twitter profile. You can’t even see who has seen your tweets unless there’s a direct interaction with your profile
But even if you can’t see the name of the profiles who have visited your Twitter profile, you can still get an idea of the interactions your Twitter profile gets.
How to See Who Views Your Twitter Profile?
While Twitter doesn’t offer a feature that allows you to see who has viewed your profile, there are two ways to get a good idea of who is interested in what you post.
Use Twitter Analytics
You won’t see who viewed your Twitter profile, even with Twitter Analytics. However, you can see information about your tweets, including how many impressions they have received and which users have interacted with your profile.
To access this information from Twitter Analytics, follow these steps:
- Launch the Twitter app on your phone
- Login to your account if you were previously logged out
- Scroll down to the more section on the menu on the left
- Select Analytics
- Click on the section written ‘Turn Analytics On’
- View your profile visits
Set your Twitter account to Private
A ‘Private’ status Twitter profile means that only people who follow you can view your profile. Otherwise, if you leave your profile as Public, anyone can view your profile and interact with your content, including those who know your username.
Therefore, it’s easy to know who interacts with your account with a private profile.
To make a Twitter profile private, follow these steps:
- Launch Twitter and login to your account
- Scroll down to the ‘More’ section
- Click Setting and Privacy from the options
- Click on the Privacy and safety to access your Twitter activity section
- Click on Audience and Tagging to manage who you allow to see your Twitter profile
- Check the box on the section written ‘Protect your Tweets’
- Choose Protect and login into your Twitter account again if you’re prompted to do so
What about browser extensions and apps?
Many browser extensions and apps promise that they can display who views your Twitter profile. Unfortunately, most of them are either fake or incorrect. In most cases, they’ll only show activity from other people who use the extension or app.
Please note: Although the vast majority of these extensions and apps are free or inexpensive, a lot of them have safety concerns and fraudulent claims. So, to protect your personal information, it’s advisable not to use them.
Can’t View Who Sees your Twitter Account
You can’t exactly see who visits your Twitter profile, but as discussed above, there are other ways to find out who interacts with your content.
The good thing with having access to all the information regarding your Twitter profile is that it gives you an idea of the types of people who think your content is worth sharing.
Why Twitter Doesn’t Allow You to See Who Viewed your Profile
Twitter doesn’t show you the name of the people who have viewed your profile for two main reasons.
First, they want to protect the privacy of their users. This can be justified by the fact Twitter may easily lose its reputation if something goes amiss with the data of its users.
The other reason is, that they want you to focus on what you’re posting, not who’s looking at it. They know you can easily be obsessed with the engagement your Twitter profile is getting and that this can distract you from what you should be doing: creating great content.