How to Find Someone on Twitter

Twitter is a great way to not only follow what your friends are doing, but also keep up with the latest headlines, trending topics and funny videos. But before you can take full advantage of the popular social media platform, you should learn how to find friends, celebrities and companies you want to follow. Twitter makes it as easy as possible to do exactly that.

How to Find Someone Using the Twitter Handle

First of all, a Twitter handle is that funny little name that follows the @ symbol assigned to each profile. You can find it under someone’s name on their Twitter profile page. Of course, if you had access to someone’s profile page, you wouldn’t need to find it.

Ask your friend or family member what they will keep. If you are looking for a well-known person or organization, try to find it on their website or another social media page associated with their account. Once you have the Twitter handle, use it to find the profile page using one of the following methods.

Method One: Search Twitter

  1. Go to
  2. If you haven’t already, sign in to your Twitter account.
  3. Type Twitter handles into the search bar in the upper right corner.
  4. Select handles from the drop-down list. Twitter handles are unique. If you have the right one, it should be the first or only option.
  1. Go to
  2. Enter the Twitter handle in the search field.
  3. Check the first page of results for links to this handle’s home page or popular tweets from that handle.

Method Three: Be Direct

  1. Go to[enter twitter handle without @ symbol].

This should take you directly to the profile page. This is the fastest method, but it will only work if the username is exactly correct.

What If You Don’t Know The Twitter Handle?

If you don’t know the ear, never be afraid. There are other ways to find people on Twitter. First, you can try to Google their name and the word “Twitter”. This can work even if it’s a well-known person or organization. However, it is unlikely to work for friends and family. Instead, you’ll have to explore some of Twitter’s more sophisticated search functions.

  1. I went to
  2. Login to your account.
  3. Type their names in the search bar.
  4. Press enter to view detailed results.
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You probably won’t see their account right away. You’ll have to explore Twitter search categories to locate it. But first you need to understand what the categories represent. See the row of tabs above the expanded search results.

  • Top – Combination of accounts, tweets, photos and videos containing the search term.
  • the latest – Latest results containing the search term.
  • People – Only accounts with the search term. If you’re just looking for people, come here.
  • Photos – Images linked to tweets containing the search term or from accounts containing the search term.
  • videos – Tweets by search term or videos linked to accounts.
  • News – Tweets containing the search term with links to news articles.
  • publications – Tweets with the search term containing live streams.

What if I Don’t Have a Twitter Account?

Even if you don’t have an account, you can search for accounts using the Twitter search function. However, you cannot follow them using the Twitter follow function. You will have to keep visiting their profile page to see what they have to say.

  1. Go to
  2. You’re looking at trending tweets. Click on a profile to go to a profile page.
  3. Access the search bar from the random profile page in the top right corner.

What If You Don’t Know Who To Follow?

Not sure where to start? Try to see who is following you or who your friends are following. If you have common interests, you’ll likely find some accounts that suit you.

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