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Following people on Twitter

How to follow on the web:

  1. Click on a username or navigate to a user's profile. (Trying to find a particular user? Read this article for instructions on how to find them.)
  2. Click the Follow button when you see it next to a user's profile photo or on a user's profile page.
  3. You can also click the Follow button next to any of your Who to follow suggestions, next to user search results, or anywhere else you see the Follow button on the web.
Note: Users with protected Tweets will have to approve your follow request before you'll be able to see their Tweets.

How to follow via SMS/text message:

  1. Send a text with the words Follow [username] in an SMS (text message) to Twitter to start following someone from your mobile phone. For example, text Follow jymminie to your Twitter short or long code.
  2. You will receive a confirmation text letting you know you are now following that user.
  3. Unsure of your short or long code? This article provides more information.

How to follow on mobile web (

  1. In your mobile web browser, go to
  2. Navigate to a user's profile. If you know an account's username, type it in like this: to follow @Username.
  3. Click the Follow button, just as you would on the regular website.

How to follow via an app:

  1. Open your mobile application.
  2. Navigate to a user's profile or search for a user to follow.
  3. Click or tap Follow on their profile page.

Having trouble?

Our troubleshooting pages for following issues have answers to common problems.