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Following people on Twitter

How to follow from a Tweet

From the Twitter for iOS:

  1. Navigate to a Tweet from the account you’d like to follow.
  2. Tap the  icon located at the top of the Tweet.
  3. Tap Follow from the selection menu.


From the Twitter for Android app:

  1. Navigate to a Tweet from the account you’d like to follow.
  2. Tap the follow icon 


From twitter.com:

  1. Find a Tweet from the account you’d like to follow. 
  2. Hover your mouse over their name.
  3. Click the Follow button 

How to follow from an account’s profile page

From the Twitter for iOS or Android app:

  1. Go to the profile page of the account you'd like to follow.
  2. Tap the follow button 


From twitter.com:

  1. Go to the profile page of the account you'd like to follow.
  2. Click the Following button on their profile page to follow the account.
Note: Accounts 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 account.
  3. Unsure of your short or long code? This article provides more information.

Having trouble?

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