Twitter shows how many followers an account has on their Profile page. But if the number is 10,000 or more, it rounds it to the nearest one hundred. For example here is @WPtips with 9,759:
And here is the software engineer @kefimochi with 10.5K:
(Both accounts are worth following, by the way.)
Let's say you have more than 10,000 followers and want to know exactly how many. That's not unreasonable! Perhaps you are making a note of growth over time. An increase from 10.1K to 10.2K could represent as many as 199 new followers (10,050 to 10,249) or as few as one (10,149 to 10,150).
On desktop Twitter, you could until last month (May 2020) just hover over that rounded figure on the profile page and an exact figure would appear in a tooltip. Sadly that has now been removed. Instead you can do the following:
When I first wrote this post (6 June 2020), Twitter's free official app was still showing me an exact follower account:
However I subsequently upgraded to the most recent version of the app (8.21 at the time of writing) and this information is no longer displayed.
However, if you happen to be using an older version of the Twitter app, the process is simple:
If this doesn't work for you, I would recommend trying the free Echofon for Twitter app instead (there's also a paid-for 'Pro' version, but the free one is absolutely fine for our purposes). Certainly on iOS this still displays an exact follower count, as of version 13.2.8. I'm assuming this is the case on Android too.
Here's how to find that exact follower count:
And there you have it:
Until things change again - happy analysing. And why not follow @technicallyprod on Twitter while you're at it? We're still quite a way from that 10,000 mark!