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How To See Private Twitter Accounts

By Pranab Sen

Key Takes:

1. To see private Twitter accounts, you have to just send a follow request to view his private stuff.

2. If the profile was public before and want to see some old tweets, you can view those if cached on search engines like Google.

3. To view a private Twitter account, you can just search the profile from Google cache and see the old profile page (if available).

Also, you can just ‘Follow’ the person and if the request is accepted by the person, you can view his/her private tweets.

There are some options to use as Twitter private profile viewers.

How To See Private Twitter Accounts:

There are a few ways that you can take to view a private Twitter profile:

1. Use CrowdFire Tool

If you want to see some private Twitter profiles and want to keep an eye on those then you can choose the tool that can help you or save your time. One such tool is CrowdFire, here are the steps you have to follow: 


🔴 How To Use:

Step 1: First of all, open the browser and go to the CrowdFIre tool page.

Step 2: Scroll down and click on ‘Get Started’.

Step 3: Click on sign-in with Twitter and then log in with your Twitter account.

Step 4: Search for the account that you wish to view on the search bar of the app.

2. Sending Follow Request

If you wish to view a particular Tweet that is trending on social media, the only condition that is required for you to fulfill is to follow that particular Twitter account or the person.

Twitter has this privacy policy of not allowing anyone except the followers to view the tweets of other users.

▸ If you cannot view the tweets, that means that particular account is a private account.

▸ The private protected tweets do not appear on search engines Twitter.

To view the private Twitter profile and its tweets,

First of all, you need to send a follow request and wait until it is accepted by the opposite person then only you can view that tweet.


You should be aware that you can only view it with a private account but cannot use the retweet icons or the retweet with comments. 

Users usually keep their accounts private to avoid interactions with unknown people and have a healthy social environment on Twitter. So if you wish to view a tweet send a request and wait for it to get accepted. Your protected tweets are only visible and searchable to you and your followers.

All your previous tweets will be visible once you accept the following requests of other Twitter users. 

3. Looking at Tweets from Google

Anything that you post on Twitter be it just a regular tweet, a photo, or a video, is generated automatically and gets linked to Google.

Google Search allows users to view tweets from the Google search cache, for all the public tweets and posts on Twitter if these tweets are cached. 

You should be aware that you can only view the tweets of public accounts only when these were last cached.

People can search your tweets from the Google image search that contains your name, the location mentioned in your tweets, or any keyword or simply by using the link of your tweet. 

To view a private Twitter profile from Google,

▸ Launch your browser and open the Google search page.

▸ On the search bar just type ‘Twitter _name of the person’ whose tweets you are looking for. 

▸ Just find the profile link to the Twitter Profile and open the cached mode.

▸ You can click on the image search option to see available tweets or profiles.

▸ You will be shown recommendations of tweets if cached. 

Only the popular accounts are cached and maybe no new accounts are cached.

Note: This method is useful in case any public profile switches to private a few hours ago or a day before the new cache takeover. You can view the profile page and all cached tweets will appear on the profile.

Frequently Asked Questions:

1. What Are the Restrictions on Twitter Private Account?

Signing in as a new Twitter account, by default your tweets are public. Anybody can interact with you, tweet with you and even they can view your tweets and posts on Twitter. 

You can protect your tweets and posts from the public by changing the default settings to private through your account settings.

The replies that you send to the users who don’t follow you on Twitter cannot be seen by them unless you accept the ‘follow’ request as the app allows only those accounts who follow to view and reply to your replies and tweets. 

Your followers are not allowed to use the retweet icon if your account is private.

2. If Someone Retweets Your Private Tweets Will It Show?

Twitter is known for securing the privacy of its users. If your Twitter account is private, you need not worry about the other users retweeting your tweets.

Twitter does not allow any users who do not follow you if they want to retweet your private tweets. Unless the users don’t follow you back, they can’t see your tweets.

The app will show them tweets unavailable when they search on the search of the Twitter app.

If any of the users wish to retweet a particular tweet of another Twitter account holder, they must follow that particular person or the account.

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