How to connect with your followers

Pro tips: Get more Twitter followers

Overview

Build a following that loves your Tweets

 

Write and share great Tweets

Share noteworthy, interesting content and the followers will come naturally.

Tell a story with Tweet threads

Use Tweet threads to express your thoughts across multiple Tweets, to resurface related Tweets, or to build on connecting ideas across Tweets. Compose a Tweet thread at one time by using the “Add another Tweet” button or reply to your own previous Tweets to build a thread that way.

Tweet with flair

Break up your Tweets by branching away from only words. Add some visuals to show variety in your content:

  • Add emojis, photos, videos, or GIFs to your Tweets to tell stories in a different way
  • Share links (a video, article, etc.) and Quote Tweet to add your POV
An example of a Quote Tweet about pizza on the Twitter mobile app

Pro Tip

Add to conversations with a hashtag

Hashtags categorize Tweets and can introduce people to your profile even if they didn’t follow you previously. Try Tweeting with some popular hashtags to get what you say in front of some new eyes. You may get some new followers!

An example of trending hashtags on the Explore tab on the Twitter mobile app
 

Perfect your profile

Keep your profile updated to show you’re someone that’s active on Twitter and worth a follow.

Update your profile often

How often do you update your profile? If you haven’t touched it since signing up for Twitter, it’s probably time to change it up.

People on Twitter often update their profiles:

  • Keep your photo or banner image updated (even if it’s not a photo of yourself)
  • Refresh your bio with your interests or a memorable phrase

Step by Step

For step-by-step instructions on how to customize your profile, check out How to customize your profile.

Try it now

Add a new photo or bio to your profile

Revisit your profile now and change your photo or update your bio with something new and memorable.

 

Pin your best Tweet

Take your profile further by finding a Tweet of yours you’re proud of and pining it to the top of your profile. Pinning a Tweet means it’s the first one someone will see when they visit your profile.

You can choose what to pin by tapping the icon at the top right of a Tweet and choosing “Pin to your profile.” 

You can only pin one Tweet at a time, so check out what others have pinned for inspiration, or find new Tweets of yours to switch pins often!

Recap

Building followers on Twitter takes time and it starts by fine tuning what you share about yourself.

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