Finding popular accounts on Twitter

Twitter's Popular accounts tab lists highly engaging Twitter accounts organized by common interests. It's a great place to get started if you're looking for more accounts to follow.

How to find Popular accounts:

  1. On the Discover page, click Popular accounts from the menu on the left.
  2. You'll see a list of topics that may be of interest to you. Click on a topic and we'll display a list of relevant Twitter accounts.
  3. You can pick and choose which accounts you'd like to follow by clicking the Follow button next to each user.
  4. After you've explored the list of accounts under one topic, you can return to the full list of categories (click View all categories) and select a different interest to find more great accounts to follow.
  5. You can also search by topic in the search box at the top of the page.

    Note: Browse categories suggestions are determined algorithmically and refreshed regularly.


      How are accounts selected for Popular accounts lists?

      • The accounts shown in each area of interest are selected by an algorithm that looks at factors like rate of Tweets, follower engagement, and type of content.
      • Accounts are regularly added (as well as removed or replaced) as the algorithm finds new, relevant accounts that best engage Twitter users.
      • The lists of accounts seen in Popular accounts are closed to the public. Twitter does not add individual users by request.
      • We do sometimes have staff lists that are clearly marked as such, which are manually created by staff for short-term purposes (such as lists relevant to breaking news, events, or holidays).

        How can I get my account added to a Popular accounts category list?

        • The accounts found in each interest category are determined by algorithm, and shaped by an account's descriptive information, Tweets, and the people that read those Tweets. Relevancy is key, and the accounts are regularly refreshed.
        • These lists are closed to the public and we cannot add individual users by request.

          How do I communicate with suggested users?

          • You can communicate with other Twitter users with @ replies and direct messages.
          • Remember: These users often have lots of followers and may not be able to respond to every @ reply or direct message sent to them; try to make your Tweets to them engaging, direct, and to the point. If you don't hear back, it's not personal.