How to Find Someone on Twitter by Phone Number

Making new contacts on social media is an excellent way to connect with more people and enhance your social presence. Twitter is one such very powerful yet mini-blogging social networking platform that allows users to connect with new people, friends, family, and coworkers through the exchange of short tweets and quick messages.

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Twitter leads to changing human ideas by retweeting short information, discussions, news, and ideas with each other on the platform. It is being operated by the biggest tycoon to a small teenager. The biggest of life events that happen around the world happen here. It made a commitment to people who are equal to your age criteria.

One of the easiest ways to find people on Twitter is by their names. All you have to do is type their usernames in the search bar and you will get a list of all accounts using the particular username.

But, what if your target user has created an account with a username that isn’t really what you predicted?

Or, what if they have an account with a unique name that’s hard to guess.

It could make it really difficult for you to find someone by Twitter username, especially for those who do not know the full name of the person.

But don’t worry anymore.

Recently Twitter introduces the “Discoverability and Contacts” feature that allows users to find people using phone numbers that most users are not aware of.

You can use the target’s phone number to locate their Twitter account. Although it’s a little complex than searching a Twitter user by their name, iStaunch has explained the process in detail to make it easier for you.

In this guide, you’ll learn how to find someone on Twitter by phone number.

How to Find Someone on Twitter by Phone Number

  • Open the Twitter on your phone and login to your account.
  • Tap on Profile Icon at the top of the screen.
find someone on twitter by phone number
  • Scroll down and tap on the Settings and Privacy option.
find someone on twitter by phone number
  • Click on the Privacy and Safety (Manage what information you see and share on Twitter).
find someone on twitter by phone number
  • Next select the Discoverability and Contacts option.
find someone on twitter by phone number
  • Enable the Sync address book contacts and it will upload contacts from your phone address book to Twitter on an ongoing basis.
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  • Keep in mind that turning off the syncing will not remove previously uploaded contacts. It’s only stop uploading new contacts.
  • After you enable the Sync address book contacts, open your Twitter account from Chrome.
  • Go to the Discoverability and contacts page.
find someone on twitter by phone number
  • Scroll down and tap on the Manage Contacts option.
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  • Confirm your password to see the contacts are on Twitter.
find someone on twitter by phone number
  • That’s it, next you will see a list of contacts on your phone that are registered on Twitter.
find someone on twitter by phone number

It is important to note that this method works only for people who have enabled “find us using our mobile number” for Twitter. You might not be able to locate a user who hasn’t enabled this option.

Important Twitter Contacts Tips

How to Find Phone Contacts on Twitter?

All you have to do is sync your contacts with Twitter from Discoverability and you will find all those on your contacts on Twitter (only those who have a Twitter account).

How to Stop Syncing Phone Contacts on Twitter?

If you don’t want others to find you on Twitter using your phone number, you can adjust the settings to avoid people getting your suggestion or username from syncing their contact book with Twitter.

Here’s how you can do that:

  • Click on your profile icon.
  • Select privacy and safety from the settings tab.
  • Select discoverability and contacts.
  • Disable the “sync address book contacts” option.

How to Remove Phone Contacts from Twitter?

If you had synced your contacts on Twitter from other devices, removing them altogether will be the best option to stop people from finding you on this social site.

Here’s how you can do that:

  • Select your profile icon.
  • Head over to the “settings and privacy”.
  • Select “discoverability and contacts”.
  • Tap on the “remove all contacts”.

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Dharmesh Donda

iStaunch is written by Dharmesh Donda, an avid Internet geek, IT professional since 2012. Have been in IT industry for more than a decade, and currently doing management and consulting work have taken a plunge into entrepreneurship.