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How to follow people on Twitter FAQs : help centre

Follow from a Tweet

  1. Find a Tweet from the account you’d like to follow. 
  2. Hover your mouse over their name.
  3. Click the Follow button. 


  1. Navigate to a Tweet from the account you’d like to follow.
  2. Tap the  icon located at the top of the Tweet.
  3. Tap Follow from the selection menu.

Follow from an account’s profile page

  1. Go to the profile page of the account you’d like to follow.
  2. Click the Follow button. 

Note: Accounts with protected Tweets will have to approve your follow request before you’ll be able to see their Tweets.

How to follow via SMS/text message
Send a text with the words Follow [username] in an SMS (text message) to Twitter to start following someone from your mobile phone. For example, text Follow jymminie to your Twitter short or long code.
You will receive a confirmation text letting you know you are now following that account.
Unsure of your short or long code?

Follow from a QR code

  1. In the top menu, tap your profile icon.
  2. Tap the QR code icon  in the bottom right-hand corner.
  3. Tap the QR scanner icon 

Once you have successfully scanned the QR code, tap the follow icon from the account’s profile pop-up.

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