Twitter is a popular social media microblogging platform and one of the top two platforms that belong to this category (the other being Tumblr). And while Tumblr can be described as a Gen Z satire and scholar hub, Twitter is more of a big-leagues platform. Twitter was launched in 2006 and has been a force in the social media industry. It has more than hundreds of millions of users; it’s still nowhere near the popularity of Facebook and Instagram, which is strange considering it was launched three years before Instagram was.
There are a few reasons why Twitter has not yet hit the ‘billion monthly active users’ mark. Here’s a little something that might give you a little idea: the results of a Snapchat-conducted survey to determine the users’ emotions while using different social media platforms.
According to the survey, Snapchat users are the happiest internet users: when using the app, they feel silly, creative, and attractive. Other emotions include happiness, excitement, flirtatious, playful, and spontaneity. On Twitter, users feel anxious, isolated, overwhelmed, guilty, depressed, lonely, and self-conscious.
So, as you can tell, Twitter does not have a very good track record regarding user experience. And believe us when we say this has little to do with technical aspects. Users are more torn over the political statements and the hateful speech that’s flung around with so little regard for consequences.
Still, despite all these issues, Twitter is alive today mainly due to its initial concept. The fact that you can send out a tweet to let your friends and followers know what you’re doing is a cool concept. Moreover, it’s even interesting to read other users’ celebrities’ and influencers’ shower thoughts and random, witty comebacks, don’t you think?
So, even though Twitter is not the best place to be when you’re looking for some much-needed mental peace and positivity, it’s a fun platform nonetheless. After all, what’s fun without some mental pressure and stimulation?
Today, we’re going to discuss with you how to see mutual followers on Twitter. It’s an interesting topic, so stick with us to learn about it.
How to See Mutual Followers on Twitter
First, let’s answer your initial question: how can you see mutual followers on Twitter? Well, if you’re a new user on Twitter, you might not know this, but no option or feature allows you to see mutual followers directly.
Now, let us explain exactly what we’re saying. If you go to someone’s profile, you’ll be able to see which of the people you follow, follow them. Those cannot be called mutual followers since those you’ll see on that list might or might not be following you.
So, technically, no option or feature on Twitter can help you with this. But guess what, you don’t need that because there’s a manual process you can apply here!
All you need is to go to their profile (that’ll only work if they have a public account and/or you follow them) and tap on their number of followers. This will bring you over to their total number of followers on Twitter.
Now, you can go through that list and see which of the people who follow you also follow them. However, this process can get very tiring quickly, depending on their popularity. This is because Twitter does not have the option to search for followers, unlike Instagram. So only take up this task if you can complete it.
If you wish to know if someone specific follows them or not, then your work gets a hell of a lot easier. Start following this person, and when you return to the profile of the user you’re finding your mutual followers with, you’ll see them! Isn’t that much better?
Although you might find some tools on the internet that claim to help you in this situation, it’s best not to rely on them. This is because you don’t necessarily know the credibility of every tool on the internet. Moreover, social media platforms also frown upon using third-party tools and extensions.
As we arrive at today’s blog’s end, let’s do a quick recap session to summarize what we’ve discussed today.
Twitter is a large social media platform with special regard for its users’ privacy. For this reason, it won’t let you figure out mutual followers, nor can you search for their followers. However, when there’s a will, there’s a way!
You can dedicate a full thirty minutes of concentration to sort out just how many people follow you both, and you’ll have the answer. Another thing you can do is find out who you’re doing this for; it has to be someone or a couple of specific people.
You then follow all these people and return to the profile of whoever you wish to find mutual followers with. If those people followed this person, this is how you’ll know.
Hopefully, we’ve managed to clarify any doubts you could have. On the off-chance we haven’t, let us know in the comments section below, and we’ll rectify our mistake!