Twitter, now known as “X,” is a unique space for meaningful connections and engaging conversations. But how do you find your friends and other contacts on Twitter? How do you connect with them and interact with their tweets? This tutorial shares the steps for this in detail.
Note: for the sake of this tutorial, we are referring to the network by its prior name of Twitter. These solutions, however, will work on the social network now known as just “X.”
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Sync your address book contacts with Twitter to discover and connect with them. This will upload your contacts to Twitter and suggest their accounts to you. You can also get notified when someone in your contacts creates a Twitter account. Follow the instructions below to find and sync your contacts on Twitter, whether you’re on your mobile device or desktop.
Launch Twitter and click on your profile icon at the top-left corner. Choose Settings and Support -> Settings and privacy.
Navigate to Privacy and safety -> Discoverability and contacts. Turn the toggle on for Sync address book contacts.
Click Allow in the confirmation prompt.
To find your friends on Twitter, click on your profile icon, choose Following, and click on the connection icon in the top-right corner.
Click on the Follow option associated with any contact you want to add.
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If you are using Twitter on your browser, you cannot export the contacts from your phone, but you have the option to manage them.
Head to the Twitter website, and log in to your account. Navigate to the left side menu, and expand the Settings and support section. Click on Settings and privacy.
Go to Privacy and safety -> Discoverability and contacts. Scroll down to the bottom of the page, and choose Manage contacts.
In the following prompt, enter your password, and click Confirm to begin managing your contacts on your browser.
If you want to organize your Twitter contacts, create a Twitter list, and add them to it.
To view or remove the imported contacts at any time, go to Settings and Support -> Settings and privacy -> Privacy and safety -> Discoverability and contacts -> Manage contacts. Click on the Remove all contacts option to delete your imported contacts.
How to Find Facebook Friends on Twitter
The easiest method of locating your Facebook friends on Twitter involves a simple search within the app. Enter their names in the search bar, and browse through the results for their profiles. You can also use Twitter’s Advanced Search feature to search like a pro.
Nevertheless, this approach has its drawbacks. It can be time-consuming when searching manually, and it may not yield results if your friends use different names or usernames on Twitter.
Another way to find your Facebook friends on Twitter is by sharing your Twitter account on Facebook and inviting your friends to follow you there. To do this, you need to copy the link to your Twitter profile, and paste it on your Facebook status.
First, go to your Twitter profile by clicking on your profile icon at the top and choosing Profile. Then, click on the three dots in the top-right corner, and choose Share. Copy your profile link to proceed.
Next, open the Facebook app, and click on the What’s on your mind status bar. You can paste the link you copied, and write a message asking your friends to follow you on Twitter. You can also add some emojis or hashtags to make it more appealing.
Finally, click on Post, and wait for your friends to see your status. Hopefully, some of them will follow you on Twitter, and you can connect with them there.
Expand Your Twitter Network
Twitter lets you share your thoughts and interests with the world. You can use the methods we’ve shown to find and follow your friends and other contacts on Twitter. This can make your experience more fun and rewarding. You can also use some Twitter shortcuts to help you navigate the platform easily, and schedule tweets for later if you are busy.
Image credits: Unsplash. All screenshots by Zainab Falak.
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