About view counts

View counts show the total number of times a Tweet has been viewed. With view counts, you can easily see the reach of your Tweets and the Tweets you see on the Timeline. They will appear next to the analytics icon on each Tweet in your timeline, and will show up next to the date and time when you open a Tweet to view Tweet details.

View counts FAQ

Do all Tweets have view counts available?

No. The following Tweet types do not have view counts available:

  • Community Tweets

  • Twitter Circle Tweets

  • Older Tweets

Note that it may take up to a minute after a Tweet is posted for the count to show.

Can everyone see view counts on my Tweets?

Yes, whether you’re the author or reader, anyone on Twitter can see view counts on Tweets.

Who counts as a viewer?

Anyone who is logged into Twitter who views a Tweet counts as a view, regardless of where they see the Tweet (e.g. Home, Search, Profiles, etc.) or whether or not they follow the author. If you’re the author, looking at your own Tweet also counts as a view.

Note: Embedded Tweets will not add to view counts.

How are views calculated?

Multiple views may be counted if you view a Tweet more than once, but not all views are unique. For example, you could look at a Tweet on web and then on your phone, and that would count as two views.

Can you see view counts on Tweets from protected accounts you follow?

Yes, you can see view counts on protected accounts’ Tweets. The author always could, but now their followers can too.

Will promoted Tweets have view counts?

Yes. Promoted Tweets will show view counts. See above for Tweet types that do not have view counts available.