Finding people on Twitter

How to find people by name: 

  1. Type the person's name into the search box at the top of your Twitter Home timeline. Your results will show a combination of people and Tweets related to your search.
  2. Refine your search by clicking on the people, photos, news or videos tab on the left side of your search results page.

Browse Twitter's suggestions:

Twitter’s suggestions for Who to follow:

  • When you log in to, Who to follow suggestions will appear next to your Home timeline, as well as the Notifications, profile pages and other places on Twitter.
  • When you dismiss a suggestion (by clicking the X next to it) a new suggestion will automatically appear.

    Suggestions via email:

    • Twitter will suggest “people you may know” as follow suggestions via email notification.
    • Note: You can control when and how often Twitter sends you emails in your notifications settings.
      Note: for more information about Twitter’s suggestions for Who to follow, read this article.

      Having trouble?

      Take a look at our troubleshooting articles for solutions to common issues around using search on Twitter.