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» You can find a person on Twitter by knowing their phone number through the simple process of syncing your phone contacts with Twitter.
» If don’t have a username, syncing your phone contacts provides an alternative means to connect with friends, offering insights into their Twitter presence based on their phone numbers.
How To Find Twitter Account By Phone Number:
On Twitter, the process of searching for people with a phone number is very simple.
It requires a few steps to be followed to find out someone:
Step 1: Open your Twitter account.
Step 2: Navigate to Settings. It lies near the left side of the screen.
Step 3: Tap on – Settings and Privacy.
Step 4: After opening the list, Tap on – Privacy and Safety.
Step 5: Next, scroll down to Discoverability and contacts.
Step 6: Under, the contact menu, you will see: Sync address book contacts.
Step 7: At last, Tap on the option, that’s OK.
All the phone numbers in your contact book will get synced & uploaded on Twitter. With this, you will be able to find all your friends who have Twitter via phone number.
But the only drawback of this search method is that the other person should also have to sync their contact book and have to enable the ‘let people find them’ option, under the “Discoverability and contacts” option on their Twitter account.
How People Can Find You on Twitter:
After installing Twitter, it asks for a phone number and email with other information.
Twitter demands this information not only for privacy purposes but also for making you findable on Twitter, to whosoever has your phone number and email if you want to, it is possible if you enable some settings on your Twitter account.
1. Your Phone Number should be Added to Account
First and foremost, add your phone number to your Twitter account. Without adding a phone number, others can’t find you on Twitter. It aids the connections to be able to connect with you.
You can even control whether others can find you through phone numbers, by making your discoverability privacy settings findable. Also, if you turn off those settings that make you findable, Twitter will not use your contacts as suggestions to others.
2. Enable Twitter Privacy Settings
The second essential adjustment to make after adding a phone number is to enable the option on Twitter privacy settings to find you with a phone number. The settings offer you a choice, of whether you want to be discoverable on Twitter via phone number after you have added it. If turned ON, you will be shown as ‘Suggestions’ to people having your added phone number and can connect with you easily.
This is headed as: “Let people who have your phone number find you on Twitter”. By enabling this, people will be able to find you on Twitter by phone number.
Step 1: Go to Settings
Step 2: Find Privacy & safety, tab.
Step 3: Next, go to Discoverability and contacts.
Step 4: Under it, you will see – Let people who have your phone number find you on Twitter.
Step 5: Tap & enable it.
These steps are accessible on a mobile app as well as a desktop version of Twitter.
3. Let People Find you on Twitter with a Phone number
To connect with those connections, you must use the phone number and email and make the account easily findable. Also, it is in your hand, whether you want to be discoverable via the phone number or not.
To let people find you on Twitter with a phone number is a sorting process. You are only required to tick on a few settings. With these settings, people possessing your number will easily find you on their Twitter accounts.
Here are the steps:
Step 1: On your Twitter account, go to the Settings icon, situated in the left corner of the screen.
Step 2: On the settings list, tap on Privacy and safety.
Step 3: Under it, open Discoverability.
Step 4: Tap and enable, “Let people who have your phone number find you on Twitter”.
This setup is the same for both Android and iOS users.
Can Someone Find You the Phone Number or Email?
If someone has your phone number or Email in their contacts, they can find you on Twitter.
You may also appear as a suggestion to them if your phone number or email is saved in their contacts that they have synced.
It is possible only when enabling the settings on your Twitter account, such as:
◘ Let people who have your email address find you on Twitter.
◘ Let people who have your phone number find you on Twitter.
You can find these options under the settings sections of your Twitter account: Settings > Privacy and Safety > Discoverability > Let people…
Note: By enabling these settings, your phone number and email won’t get public on Twitter, rather they will be able to find you on Twitter.