This question keeps cropping up “can you see who views your Twitter profile and your Tweets?” Well, the short answer is No. Don’t worry, I’ll explain why. Then I’ll look at how you can get some useful information about interactions on your Twitter account.
I’ll cover why some apps and browser extensions claim they can tell you who is looking at your Twitter profile and why you must avoid them! You’ll learn how easy it is to get detailed information about your own Twitter activity.
Finally, I share a way to see other people’s activity on Twitter.
Can You See Who Views Your Twitter Profile?
If you search online about finding out who viewed your Twitter account you’ll come across several apps and browser extensions that claim they can do this. Trust me, they can’t.
There is no way to identify who simply views your Twitter profile or Tweets.
Twitter doesn’t provide any way to identify who views your profile. They do however allow you to see who interacts with your Twitter account.
Can Twitter Analytics tell you who viewed your Tweets and profile?
No, Twitter analytics can’t tell you who viewed your profile unless they engage with your content in some way.
When someone interacts with your account, whether it’s a Retweet, a Follow, a like, or a reply to one of your Tweets there is a record in the Twitter database. You can see all this information using Twitter analytics and some other third-party reporting tools (more on those below).
How to View Your Twitter Analytics
To view your Twitter analytics, you will need to navigate to the Analytics section of your Twitter account and enable analytics (if it is not already enabled).
- Open Twitter and log on
- Select “More” on the left-hand panel
- Scroll down and click on Analytics
- The Twitter Analytics page will open in a new browser tab
Once you are in this section, you will be able to view detailed statistics related to your account, interactions and your followers. This includes information about Tweets, impressions, profile visits, mentions and followers.
You can see your top Tweets, top mentions and analysis of your engagement.
You can also view graphs and charts to get a better sense of how your activity on Twitter is impacting your reach and engagement levels. By understanding more about your Twitter analytics, you can make more informed decisions about how best to use this powerful platform.
It will help you gain valuable insights into how well your content is performing online and what you can do to improve your reach and visibility.
Alternative Ways to See Who Viewed Your Twitter Account and Profile
I’ve covered how Twitter analytics can help give you information about all sorts of interactions on your account. There are a few alternatives to Twitter analytics that work in a similar way.
These are third-party analytics tools such as:
- Hootsuite – This is a popular social media management app. Like analytics, it will track the performance of your Tweets and your account. Charting your growth and helping you understand what is getting the best response.
- Crowdfire – just like Hootsuite, this is an alternative to Twitter analytics.
- If you are a website owner with a Twitter account for your business another option is to use website analytics services such as Google Analytics, which can provide information about traffic visiting your site from social media sources like Twitter.
In all these tracking and analysis tools for Twitter just remember they still won’t let you see who viewed your profile! You will not see your Twitter profile visit history. They only report on interactions with your account.
Can You Use Browser Extension to See Who Visited Your Twitter Profile?
As I mentioned above there are several web browser extensions online claiming they can let you see who looks at your Twitter profile and activity. They can’t. Most have been exposed as misleading at best and malicious at worst.
Can You Use Apps to See Who Looks at Your Twitter Profile?
Again, just like the browser extensions none of these work as claimed. These apps and extensions are just trying to get your personal data or get you to fill out some surveys. In the end, they can’t identify anyone personally who looks at your Twitter.
Can You See Someone Else’s Twitter Activity?
There are ways to see someone else’s Twitter activity. Obviously, you can view anyone’s public profile and see their Tweets but that will not show you all their activity.
Phone spy apps or monitoring apps can allow you to see all activity on Twitter but there are legal considerations. You can only use them to monitor your own children’s phones or company phones. Find out how they can help you see deleted Tweets in my article here.
I write extensively about using spy apps on this website – all aimed at using them legally and ethically. Once a spy app like mSpy or FlexiSPY is installed on the phone it will track all sorts of activities on the phone, including Twitter. It allows parents to see everything their kids do on their phones and apps like Twitter.
Have a good look around this site for details on using these apps – see my review of the mSpy app and how it works below:
How Exposed is Your Twitter Profile?
Although Twitter takes security seriously and doesn’t let you see who is viewing your profile it is still open to risks. Like all social media and messaging apps, Twitter and your phone can be hacked. And it is more common than you might think.
I mentioned the use of spy apps above – not everyone sticks to the rules and these can expose everything you do online. I have a few related articles around Twitter security here on AcisNI.
You might want to see my guide on how to hack someone’s Twitter account – it covers different hacking methods that could leave you exposed. I also have a guide on how to tell if your Twitter is hacked – and how to fix it. There are lots of security articles on this site worth a look in the Online Security Section.
Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some questions that keep coming up around Twitter:
Can You See Who Views Your Tweets on Twitter?
No, you can’t see who views your Tweets or Profile on Twitter unless that user leaves a comment or follows you. You can see detailed information on engagement with your account by using Twitter analytics.
Can You See Who Looks at Your Twitter Videos?
No, you will not be able to see which accounts have viewed your videos on Twitter. Again analytics can show data around engagement and numbers of views but not who made those views.
Can You See If Someone Is Stalking You on Twitter?
No, as Twitter doesn’t allow you to see who has viewed your profile or Tweets, you’ll have no way to see if someone is stalking you on Twitter. Likewise, you can view anyone’s profile and activity without them knowing. Don’t be a stalker though!
Does Twitter Analytics share any data about who views you on Twitter?
Twitter analytics share lots of data about interactions with your profile but most of it is anonymous. If someone follows you you can see their profile and if they leave a comment you’ll see who left it.
To Finish Off
Twitter is a great platform for sharing your thoughts and experiences with the world, but it’s important to remember that your privacy is not always guaranteed. Although Twitter doesn’t let you see who views your profile or Tweets, there are still ways to gauge what sort of activity your Tweets are generating. Analytics is a great place to start.
Remember that your Twitter account can be targeted and someone could hack into your account and expose all of your personal data. Make sure you take some time to check out my guides on security, hacking and monitoring to find out how safe your Twitter account is.
Finally, it is important to remember that there are always risks associated with using any social media platform. Be sure to take the time to understand the risks and how to protect yourself before you start sharing your life with the world.
Thanks for reading!