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So you are wondering how to find someone on Twitter with their name, phone number, or without their username?
A recent study showed that Twitter had over 390 million users, and 205 million are actively using the platform in an average of 6 minutes per day in the US.
However, the numbers are growing regularly, so there is a lot of account signing up every day.
Now, when you decide to search and find someone on Twitter, you have to have at least some information about them.
But if you can’t get any information, there will be multiple methods to try and find that person.
So today I will teach you how to find someone on Twitter, using their name, phone number, or without their usernames.
How To Find Someone on Twitter
To find someone on Twitter, open the app on your Android or iPhone, then tap on the “Magnifier” icon to start searching the person.
After opening the Search page, tap on the “Search Twitter” field at the top of the screen.
Then type the name of the person or their username if you have any info.
When you type the username, the result page will suggest to you their Twitter account.
So you can tap on their profile photo.
Then you will be redirected to their account, and you can start checking their tweets.
However, if you don’t see any results, this means the username you entered doesn’t exist or the Twitter account was disabled.
In addition to that, sometimes the target account may be restricted.
So you may receive a notification about this, but you can open their account normally.
Now, if you don’t know the username of the person, or you don’t have any additional info, then you can follow the two methods below.
How To Find Someone on Twitter Without Username
To find someone on Twitter without their username, tap on the “Magnifier” result, then add their name only.
After that, you will get suggested results with a drop-down menu on the search bar.
However, there are two methods that you can try to get to know if you will be able to find the person or not.
So it’s worth it to try these two methods below.
Method #1: Using the Twitter Mobile App
On your Twitter app, tap on the “Magnifier” icon, at the bottom of the screen.
Then search for the person by typing their name, and wait for the suggested results to show up.
But if you want to get more results, then you have to tap the “Magnifier” icon on your keyboard.
This will take you to the results page, so you will get all the content results related to the search query that you’ve entered, which you can filter if you like.
However, to find someone without their username, you have to select the “People” menu on the Twitter search page.
So, selecting the “People” menu will show you all the people that have a Twitter account.
Now to narrow down the results, you can tap on the “Switcher” icon, near the search box.
Then, when the page opens, you can adjust your selection and choose the location which can be “Near you”, and they can be from the “People you follow”.
When you select your options, tap on “Apply” to check the results.
Therefore, you will find the last results, which may include the account of your target.
Now, if you don’t find anything, this means the person may have disabled their account, changed their username, or got their account permanently restricted.
Method#2: Using the Twitter Search History on PC
If you want to find someone on Twitter using your PC, it’s possible by searching for their name or tweet on Google, and by checking your browser’s history.
So on your PC, open the browser that you usually use your Twitter account on.
In our case, we are using “Microsoft Edge”, but you can use “Chrome”, they are nearly the same, as they are both Chromium-based browsers.
So when you open your browser, click on “Ctrl + H” to open the history page.
Then search for Twitter in the Search Box, and you will get all your Twitter history.
This will help you find the account name you forgot, that you’ve already visited in the past.
If you don’t find any convenient result, then you have to try Google Search.
So to find someone on Twitter using Google Search, type their name in the Search Box.
Then type “Twitter” near their name, and hit the “Enter” button.
If you get the desired results, then click on the link, and you will find the account.
Otherwise, the person’s Twitter account may not be findable.
How To Find Someone on Twitter by Phone Number
To find someone on Twitter by phone number, open your Twitter app, then tap on your Profile Picture and tap on “Settings and privacy”.
The Settings page will open, so on that page tap “Privacy and safety”.
Then on the new page, tap “Discoverability and contacts”.
On the Discovery and contacts page, switch ON the toggle of “Sync address book contacts”.
A new notification will show up asking you for the Contacts permission, so allow it.
Then go to your phone’s browser and log in to your Twitter account there.
After you’ve logged in, go to the same “Discoverability and contacts” page.
So this time, you will see a “Manage contacts” button, so tap on it.
Then on the new page, you will see all the contacts that they have a Twitter account.
So select the one you are searching for, then you will be redirected to their account.
This method works properly if you want to find someone on Twitter without their username, as you may have their phone number.
Finding someone on Twitter may be challenging, especially if you don’t have enough information about the person you are searching for.
But in some cases, you may know the person, but don’t know their Twitter account.
However, the best three methods are by using their name only, checking your phone contacts, or taking a look at your PC browser.
So today you’ve learned how to find someone on Twitter, in 3 easy and different methods.