How to See Someone’s Recent Followers on Twitter

How to See Someone's Recent Followers on Twitter

You’ve gone on someone’s twitter profile, and you’ve gone on their followers list only to see that it’s not in order. If you both follow a handful of people, you’ll see the people in their mutual followers instead of the people who recently followed them.

On the contrary, their following list is all in order, it’s just their followers list that looks completely different. If you want to see someone’s recent followers on Twitter, there are a few ways that you can go about doing it. 

Can You See Someone’s Recent Followers on Twitter?

No, there is no direct way to see who someone was recently followed by on Twitter. However, there are ways that you can use to make it possible. These methods are not perfect, but it can allow you to go from not being able to see who someone was recently followed by to seeing who they were recently followed by.

It used to be the case where you’ll be able to see someone’s recent followers, but Instagram hasn’t made it so easy recently. Now someone’s follower’s list is ordered to show you people who are following you. In all honestly, if they don’t have followers that follow you, then I’m not sure the exact order someone’s Twitter followers are in. 

I mean, you wouldn’t be on this article if you were able to see someone’s recent followers in order without having issues. Enough rambling from me, down below are ways that you can see someone’s recent followers.

How to See Someone’s Recent Followers on Twitter

Note: Some sites writing on this topic will tell you to go on someone’s followers list on Twitter and sort it into chronological order, but such a feature does not exist. It’s not actually possible to change the order of someone’s following list on Twitter so I’m not sure why some sites are including this as a method.

1. Use a Third-party Service Like SnoopReport

If I was in your position and I wanted to see who someone recently just followed, the first thing I would start with is using third-party software like SnoopReport.

Snoop Report allows you to spy on Instagram on anyone of your choice. This can be up to 10 or 100 people depending on your subscription plan.

SnoopReport practically gives you all the information you would want when trying to spy on someone such as seeing who they recently followed or whose picture they just liked.

All of the information collected by SnoopReports is collected from public accounts and if you’re trying to see the recent followers of a private account, you should know that this isn’t possible. 

Once you sign up, you’ll need to choose a plan that’s tailored to you and it can come up to as little as $6 a month. There are bigger plans that allow you to snoop on up to 100 Twitter accounts but I doubt you’d need that many. 

From here, you should be able to see the reports and the recent accounts that someone was followed by. 

2. Check Who They Follow

If someone follows everyone that follows them, then you can get a good idea of who they were recently followed by. Instead of using tiresome methods to find out who just followed them, if you know they follow everyone who follows them back, you can get a good idea of their recent followers list. 

But how do you know if they actually follow everyone who follows them? You don’t, but there are a few ways that you can guess. The first way is by looking at the number of following and followers. When someone’s following is on a similar number to their followers, then it’s safe to assume that they’re following everyone who follows them. 

You could go the extra mile to test this out by following them from a fake account. (Tip: If you’re wondering if there are ways someone can tell you’re behind a fake account, there are, and you can use the article I’ve written on this to avoid making mistakes that get you found out.)

Once you’ve followed them from the fake account, then you should wait for them to follow you back. It’s even better if your profile is realistic because then you don’t have to worry about them not possibly following you back because your profile looked fake. 

So if they’ve followed you back, and they have a similar following to followers count in terms of quantity, then you can gauge who recently followed them by looking at who they’re following.

Concluding the Methods

These are pretty much the only two consistent ways that you can use to see who someone has recently been followed by. As I said in the beginning, there is no way to find out by providing the tools twitter gives you. You can only use manual ways to find out someone’s recent followers on Twitter.

Twitter Followers List Order

The Twitter followers and following list are ordered differently. The following list is ordered in order as of the date this article was published so there’s no confusion around that. Over time this order might change, but it’s been like this for a while.

On the other hand, the follower’s list is ordered in terms of who has a blue checkmark and who follows you. So those with a blue checkmark within someone’s follower’s list are prioritized because that is the point of the whole feature. It gives priority to those who pay monthly for Twitter so they are the first ones you’ll see on someone’s list.

Furthermore, if there are people who follow you within someone’s follower’s list, the’ll be prioritized and shown towards the start of the list. I think Twitter are trying to focus on who pay for their monthly subscription first, then from there, it’s people’s account you’re likely to be interested in and click on, which is why they then prioritize people who follow you within someone’s follower’s list.

David Johnson is a freelance writer with 9 years of experience writing for Techzillo and other established tech outlets like iMore. His focus and key interests are Apple and accessibility as well as consumer technology in general. Read our Editorial Guidlines and Fact Checking process.


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