In an age where online privacy seems like an illusion, it is natural to be curious about who viewed your Twitter profile. So, is it possible to see who viewed your Twitter profile? Unfortunately, the simple answer to that ticking question at the back of your mind is ‘No’. There is no way to see who viewed your Twitter profile. However, that doesn’t stop scammers to make applications on both Android and iOS to exploit your curiosity. The same holds for those “promising” Browser Extensions. At best they waste your time to gain ad revenue and at worst they try to steal your details.
The silver lining in all of this is that it works the same way for everyone. Other people can’t see who viewed your tweets either. They only get to see activities that you allow them to see.
How to protect your tweets?
When you sign up or log in to Twitter you get the option to make your tweets public or private. While your profile is public, anyone on the platform can view your tweets and interact with them. However, if you make your profile private, only your followers can do that. If someone requests to follow your account, you get a notification and can choose to approve or deny their follow request. To protect your tweets you need to do the following:
Protect your tweets on your computer
- Go to Twitter on your web browser and click on the three-dot icon on the left
- From the pop-up menu select Settings and Privacy
- Got to Your account> Account Information
- Twitter will ask for your password to continue. If you have forgotten your password, you can reset it by following the steps after clicking on “Forgot your password?”
- After entering your password scroll down to the option “protected Tweets and check the empty box next to “Protect my Tweets”
- You would be prompted to either Protect or Cancel. Choose Protect
- To unprotect your Tweets in the future you can repeat the same steps and deselect the box next to Protect my Tweets
Protect your tweets on your phone
- Open the Twitter app on your iPhone or Android phone
- At the top menu, you will see a three-bar icon for navigation or your profile icon. Click on that and go to Settings and Privacy
- Tap on the option Privacy and Safety
- Under the Tweets section, check the box next to Protect my Tweets
What can you find about your Twitter viewers?
While you can’t see individuals who viewed your tweets, you can get some useful information about your followers and audience from some exciting metrics. Thankfully, Twitter makes this easy for you with Twitter Analytics, their native tool. It allows you to see your statistics and find out about the engagement of your tweets. To view insights about your tweets, you can log in to the Twitter Analytics page.
With this tool, you can see how many people are viewing your profile and your tweets. Twitter calls them Tweet Impressions. You can see how many times you tweeted in the last month, last week, or other timelines and how many people have viewed those tweets. You can also see how many people visited your profile and the number of times you have been mentioned. It also shows you your top tweet and top mention.
For more details, you can go to the “Tweets” page and get data broken down for each tweet throughout its existence. To know about your follower demographics, you can go to the “Audiences” page. You can see the number of followers from each country and also the language and gender they have reported to Twitter.
Can you see who viewed your twitter images?
While the images you tweet are more likely to get retweets compared to texts, there is no way of knowing who viewed them. Even if someone saves the images you tweet, Twitter doesn’t send you a notification or an alert about that. The same holds true when you view or save images tweeted by other people. The only way you can be certain about someone viewing your photos or any of your tweets is if that person decides to favorite or retweet that image or tweet.
Can you see who viewed your Twitter videos?
According to the former VP of Twitter, Ameet Ranadive, your videos are 6 times more likely to be retweeted than images and 3 times more likely to be retweeted than GIFs. That also begs the question, “Who can view your Twitter videos?” Like tweets, you can’t see individuals who view your Twitter videos. However, you can get useful analytics from Twitter’s native tool, Media Studio Analytics. It counts views as those with at least 3 seconds of watch time. The tool also allows you to view your impressions, media views, engagements, video views, and more. Check this out; How to build a following on Twitter.
Can you see who viewed your Twitter Fleet or Twitter Story?
Like most other social media platforms, Twitter embraced the story-like feature on November 17. You can update your stories with videos, images, or text and like stories on Snapchat or Instagram, it disappears after 24 hours. This is probably the only post on Twitter that alerts you when someone views your story. Moreover, there is no way for someone to view your Twitter Fleet anonymously. To view who viewed your Twitter Fleet, you can tap on the “Seen By” option at the bottom.
As of now, there is no way to find out about individuals who viewed your tweets, people who are stalking your Twitter profile or get any other data about individuals. However, you can still analyze your Twitter metrics with Twitter Analytics to know more about your followers and increase your engagement with them. Apart from your follower statistics, you can also see what Twitter users are talking about in different regions with the “Event” page. While you can’t hunt down that Twitter stalker, you have all the tools necessary to increase your reach on the platform.
Famoid Blog – 2021