How to find out your exact number of Twitter followers

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:

WordPress Tips on Twitter

And here is the software engineer @kefimochi with 10.5K:

Kefimochi on Twitter

(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:

Exact Twitter follower count on desktop

  1. Make sure you are logged in to your Twitter account
  2. Go to Twitter Analytics (select More > Analytics in the menu or visit https://analytics.twitter.com/)
  3. In the top right is your follower count rounded to the nearest hundred
  4. Hover over that and an exact count will appear in a tooltip
    Twitter exact follower count

Exact Twitter follower count on mobile

When I first wrote this post (6 June 2020), Twitter's free official app was still showing me an exact follower account:

Twitter app follower count

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:

  1. Make sure you are logged in to your Twitter account
  2. Click on your profile image (top left) to go to your profile information
  3. In the top right, you will see your follower count rounded to the nearest hundred
  4. Click on that and you will see a list of all your followers along with an exact follower count

Try Echofon instead

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:

  1. Make sure you are logged in to your Twitter account on the Echofon for Twitter app
  2. Click Menu in the top left
  3. Click Your_Account_Name's Profile (obviously this will reflect your account name, which I do not know!)

And there you have it:

Twitter followers on Echofon

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!

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2 comments on “How to find out your exact number of Twitter followers”

    1. Hi Sindy - it looks like the latest version of the official Twitter app (on both iOS and Android) does not show the exact number of followers. I'd recommend trying the free Echofon for Twitter app instead. I've updated this post with some instructions on that - let me know how you get on!

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