How to use Twitter without an account

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Twitter's popularity means you'll find everyone from business executives to entertainers on the platform. And while it's great for following your favorite personalities or catching up on the news, not everyone wants to create a Twitter account.

Thankfully, Twitter's open nature allows anyone to check out the microblogging social network without having to sign up. Whether you want to see trends or keep an eye on a user's tweets, we'll show you how to use Twitter without an account.



Can you use Twitter without an account?

You can use many parts of Twitter without an account, but some features won't work if you don't log in.

Here are some parts of Twitter that don't work without an account:

  • Follow the accounts to create a timeline
  • Sending your own tweets
  • Reply, like and retweet tweets
  • Use of cards Media and Mi like it to filter tweets on someone's profile

Note that Twitter once had a feature that allowed you to subscribe to tweets via SMS. Since this is no longer available, it's not a viable way to use Twitter without logging in.

Also, without an account, you can't use the Twitter app for Android or iPhone - the app asks you to log in immediately. However, you can use many of the same tips below on your phone using a mobile browser instead. Open Twitter in Chrome, Safari, or another browser - Use an incognito window if you're already signed in.

When you visit it in a desktop browser without logging in, it asks you to log in before doing anything. However, we will show you other links that allow you to get around this problem.



Browse the Twitter Explore page without an account

Since the Twitter homepage is a bind without an account, you should start from the. In the card For you , you will see trending topics in a variety of areas.

Click on one to see more information about it. This will include related tweets, as well as videos, photos, and an event recap (depending on the topic).

Use the tabs above to select a particular topic that interests you, such as News , Sports o Entertainment . Each will bring up the most important stories in that sphere, which you can click on to learn more.

If you want to use Twitter just to keep up to date on trending topics, this is an easy way to do it without an account.

Try third-party sites for trending news on Twitter

If you like the idea of ​​seeing trending topics at a glance but want more than what the Twitter homepage offers, some third-party services do a great job of picking up the biggest hashtags of the moment. These also do not require an account.

Try these sites if it sounds like something you would like:

  • : With a simple hourly updated list of the hottest topics, Trends24 lets you see what's been happening on Twitter over the past 24 hours. Highlight one to see how it has changed in popularity over the course of hours, or click on it to see more information and view it on Twitter. Use the drop-down menu at the top to filter by country; the default view is worldwide.
  • : here you can check the trending topics and hashtags of the past day; click to see how they have changed over time or across regions. There is also a date picker at the top of the list that you can use to check past data. And in addition to the hashtags on the top right, you'll see the trending hashtags for the longest time.

Search anything on Twitter without logging in

If you're looking for something specific on Twitter, the search bar at the top of the Explore page is extremely useful and works without an account. Type a username, topic, or other keyword to view suggestions.



Twitter will show stories and accounts that match any words you enter. Click on a story to find out more or enter any term you want to search for on Twitter.

Don't forget Twitter hashtags, which make it easy to find tweets related to a particular topic. You can also search for users with their @username.

By default, search terms will show the In tab high . Use the tabs above to switch to Latest if you want to order by time rather than by popularity. People will show the accounts that match the term, while Gallery e Video will filter to show only tweets containing media.

Try advanced Twitter search

is a very useful tool that surprisingly doesn't require an account to use. With its many options, you will be able to locate the right tweet or user if the default search doesn't find it.

You can sort your results by keywords or phrases, add hashtags, filter by language, add which accounts sent it or were mentioned in it, limit by time, and even choose the minimum amount of likes or retweets.

It's simple to use once you get used to it and one of the most powerful tools any guest Twitter user has in their toolkit.

Read tweets from a particular user without an account

Twitter allows you to read anyone's tweets without the need for an account - all you have to do is visit their profile page. Note that you can't see a profile if someone has made their account private, though.


You can search for a user on Twitter itself, as mentioned above, or search for the profile on Google. Just search for “[person] Twitter” and you should easily find their account.


Google search is often easier than Twitter search, as not everyone uses their real name for their Twitter account. Therefore, a Google search will likely offer better clues.

Once you find the user's Twitter handle, you can bookmark that page for easy future checking. If you prefer RSS, you can use it to create a feed from a Twitter page.

Otherwise, you can click an account anywhere on Twitter to open its profile page. Therefore, it is easy to see more from the accounts that grab your attention.

Follow Twitter lists for many accounts in one

You are not limited to following individual accounts on Twitter. Twitter Lists are collections of multiple accounts, allowing you to scroll through many people's tweets in one place. And they work even if you're not logged in.

They will help you keep an eye on Twitter communities that match your interests. For example, Twitter's @Verified account has a.

Of course, without an account, you can only follow public lists. Private directories are prohibited. If you're signed in, Twitter allows you to search for lists, but it's harder to find them without an account.


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