Twitter, one of the most famous communication platforms, was recently rebranded to X by owner Elon Musk. The platform’s services and features however have not been much affected, this includes viewing options.
You may not have an account with Twitter or may have closed it for one reason or another and you are wondering “Can you view twitter without an account?”. The short answer is maybe, given the changes that have been made recently.
Recent changes to Twitter (X) seem to limit access even in some ways that interested persons would access without an account. Users are mostly redirected to log in or sign up for an account.
However, there are still some ways you can view Twitter without an account including using Nitter and doing a Google search which I’m going to show you how to use in the following sections.
How can you view Twitter without an account (2 ways)
Again, it is possible to view Twitter without an account, but, it is important to note that without logging into your Twitter account, you will not be able to reply to messages, retweet, follow other accounts, view profiles, or post messages.
You can use these solutions to view Twitter without an account only if you use the web but not the Twitter app on Android or iPhone. To use the app, you will need to sign into an account.
That said, you can try the following ways to view Twitter without an account.
1. Using Google search
You can view Twitter by searching for a contact on your web browser. Type the user name or just the name of the person whose details you want to view and add “Twitter” then search. This should give you options, your desired option should be in the first two.
Alternatively, you can also use a URL if you have it, for example, https://twitter.com/ntvuganda then search. This should give you a page with Twitter details and tweets/ posts of the contact.
However, it seems this Google search option doesn’t work for every Twitter account you search due to some restrictions I can’t quite put my finger on!
For some searches, it may only display the info for a few seconds and then redirect to the login/signup page.
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2. Using Nitter
Nitter is a free and open-source website that gives you Twitter content, it allows you to quickly look at someone’s profile, thread, or hashtags. Access to Twitter content through this website seems to also have been affected and limited by the recent changes to Twitter.
To access Twitter content on Nitter; you can;
- Use the URL of the contact whose tweets you would like to access, All you need is to replace the Twitter address with the Nitter address.
This should take you to the nitter page with details and tweets of the contact. Now you can scroll through and view tweets as preferred.
- This is even much quicker; you could go directly to Nitter.
In your browser, go to the Nitter website. At the top of the page, click Nitter or N, this will display a search bar.
Enter the Twitter username of the person whose tweets you want to view, you can also enter their Twitter handle and search.
This should give you results with the person’s name, their Twitter handle, and a brief profile. As below
Click on the Twitter handle to get more details and boom! You will get the full profile on the left and a big display of the tweets and posts by the user.
Scroll through, read through. You can view the posts with pictures, but you can’t see replies or be able to respond.
Also Read: Why does Twitter have an X?
Q. How can I create a Twitter account?
To create an account on Twitter;
On the web, go to the Twitter website and you will be redirected to the sign-up page. When you click sign up, you will be guided through the entire process systematically and easily.
You will need to input details like name, email address, and phone number.
Go through the verification after adding your details, then click next. This will bring a pop-up box prompting you to customize your experience, go through the customization, and check if you want to adjust anything. Then click next.
On a mobile phone; you can download the Twitter app from your app store, install the app, and go through the registration process to create a username and password.
Now you can enjoy the Twitter features.
You can also simply sign up with your Google or Apple account.
Q. How do I find tweets without a username?
Finding tweets without a username is pretty much without an account. Any of the solutions in this article will help you find tweets even when you are not registered on Twitter.
Just for emphasis, you can find tweets without a username by:-
- Using a search engine will work mostly for public profiles and tweets.
- Using Nitter; you will only need to replace Twitter with Nitter.
Q. How do I make my Twitter private?
If you have some concerns and have decided to make your Twitter account private,
You can log in to your Twitter account, go to Settings, then tap Settings and Privacy from the menu, then tap Audience and tagging, now you can switch on the “Protect your tweets”
You may want to check something or someone on Twitter but do not have an account, and you do not want to create one. The options seen above will allow you to view tweets and trends on Twitter without an account.
Remember, even for the accounts that do open with the above solutions; you will not be able to follow, repost, or reply unless you sign up or log into your Twitter account.
Another alternative would be to create a Twitter account with a throwaway email address or email alias. This way you keep your privacy and get to read tweets, post tweets, reply or retweet, and other features accrued to a signed-up user.