Can you see whos looking at your Twitter Profile? 2018

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Can you see whos looking at your Twitter Profile? 2018

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Can you see who’s looking at your Twitter ProfileYou are here because you want to know the answer to Can you see whos looking at your Twitter Profile – I wrote this post originally in 2011 and its something that we still want to know.   We see many apps and platforms that tell us they can show us who is viewing our Twitter profile and they are usually bogus and just want our data or information.

We must be obsessed about seeing who’s looking, spying or stalking our profiles as these worms that say that they can tell you who is looking at your Twitter profile are always getting attention on Facebook and now on Twitter.  Or is it that we are paranoid that we have stalked someone else’s twitter account and they will find out – for whatever reason, these phishing tweets are coming to get us based on our paranoia. People also desperate to know if you can see who has viewed your Facebook Profile  

Can you see whos looking at your Twitter Profile

2018 update – The short answer is – STill – No, – you cannot see who is looking at your twitter account.  Forget it, nobody knows, you cannot as yet get this information from anywhere. Who is viewing my Twitter profile is something we all want to know and a this is a reason that our accounts are still getting hacked.  Twitter is keeping that information a secret from us.

Like I said in the 2016 update about analytics. So now you can sort of see who is looking at your Tweets but that’s not really the information you want is it?  The only way to know if someone has seen your Twitter account, or at least your Tweets, is if they like your posts or retweet your posts then you can see if they have seen your Twitter feed, you still cannot tell who looked at your profile, although analytics do tell you how many have visited your Twitter profile.  These analytics also tell you which of your posts are popular, but you can’t actually know how someone came to your Twitter page like you can with Google analytics, which would be useful.

Who is looking at your tweets 

2016 Update – There is now a way to get some information to who is looking at your tweets. 

Twitter now has analytics – so you can see how many people have engaged with your posts.  It will also show your top posts – and top mentions.  But you can’t see who looked at it – click on the cog by your profile picture and click analytics and you will see something like this – but you can’t really see who.

Can you see whos looking at your Twitter Profile

On your individual tweet, click the icon that looks like a graph, if you hover over it is says view tweet activity. Here you can see who liked your tweet and who retweeted it but the rest are just numbers like this.

Can you see whos looking at your Twitter Profile

I think people are mostly wise to the scams on Twitter now and Twitter are trying to reduce these types of scams and spammers – the last update I saw was – Twitter is cracking down on multiple accounts bulk tweeting  But the following is often seen or similar posts like it so don’t be fooled.

Who is stalking me on twitter

A worm with the name “Who’s looking at your Twitter Profile” spread like wildfire yesterday, it was very popular indeed, if you’d seen my warnings about these on Facebook you may have thought twice about clicking and therefore spreading the worm further. 

These annoying links do not work, they do not give you any information!  All they do is take over your account (because you authorise it) and retweet or spam so more people click on the link. Pretty pointless but very annoying.  Like Facebook, Twitter cannot give you that information, anyway.  It’s just another Phishing tweet. 

As Del Harvey From Twitters Trust & Safety team – @safety confirmed in this tweet.

 

Apparently, this link has been blocked now, but I’m sure it won’t be long before there is another one around, just be careful what you allow the authority to.

UPDATE – there is a new link now – starting –  http://goo.gl/ and its spreading all over again.

If you did get caught out by this or indeed anything else similar you still need to Revoke Access to get rid of it.

How to remove the Twitter Worm if you’ve been compromised.

Follow these instructions anytime you think you may have been hacked or compromised. Just look in your connections and see what apps you have allowed there.

Click your profile picture

  • Settings and Privacy 
  • apps 
  • Revoke Access.

Plus change your password. 

It doesn’t harm going through these from time to time to just check anyway.


You might be asking the question –

Can you see whos looking at your Twitter Profile

Worrying about who has looked at your twitter page, because of stalkers or bullies for instance. Remember you can make it private, just look in settings under Privacy and safety – Protect your Tweets.  Plus other useful settings
Hope this helps.

By | 2018-07-03T10:24:57+00:00 March 6th, 2011|Categories: Social Media, Social Networks|Tags: |2 Comments

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