How to View Private Twitter Account

Twitter is a popular social media platform where millions of people post tweets, reply to tweets, and try smart ways to engage with their audience. If you are a Twitter user, you must have come across several private Twitter profiles. These accounts are private and visible to only people following the particular user.

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There are times when we want to know what a user is posting without following them on Twitter. This leads us to the question, “can I get access to someone’s private Twitter account without following them”? Or, is it possible to keep track of their tweets, stories, and Twitter activities without them knowing?

The easiest way to know what the Twitter user has been up to is by sending a follow request. If they accept the request, you can check their profile to see their latest activities. If they don’t accept, you may have to try other ways.

Now, what if you don’t want to send a follow request? Let’s say it is your old friend, and you want to check their Twitter profile, but without following them? Can you do that?

Fortunately, yes! In this post, we are going to walk you through some of the easiest ways to view a private Twitter profile. So stick around till the end.

How to View Private Twitter Account

1. Send a Request from a Fake Profile

We do not recommend you create a fake Twitter profile, but if you already have a Twitter account with a business name or a fake profile, you can use it to send the target a follow request. Now, if it’s a fake profile, try to make it look as genuine as possible.

Remember that Twitter does not let any user view the protected tweets or private profiles. You have to follow the user in order to get access to their profile. So, if you can’t send a request using your original profile, consider using a fake profile to send them a request. Once you have sent the follow request, wait for the person to accept the request. You will get access to their profiles once they have accepted your follow request.

2. Check the Profile Using a Friend’s Twitter Account

If you have a mutual friend who’s also friends with the target user, you don’t have to go through the hassle of creating a new profile. Just use your friends’ account to view the private Tweets of the target person, and you are good to go! You can ask your friend who’s following this private account to send you the screenshots of the latest tweets by the user.

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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.

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