In this video, staff author Jess Stratton shows how to visit another Twitter user's profile, and different ways you can interact with that user from the profile screen.
- [Instructor] There's a lot you can do from a user's profile. Let's look at that a little more in depth. Here's my Twitter timeline. If I hover my mouse over Freya's username, I get a brief window showing me some things about her. I can see her bio, I can unfollow her by clicking this link, I can also see how many Tweets she's done, how many people she's following, and how many people are following her. These are all links. I'm going to show you how you can see all this information in another way.
Clicking on any of these links will take you into her profile. We can see her photo, her bio, any followers that she has that I also know, and any photo and videos that she's posted. As you've learned, we can also Tweet to her directly from here. I can see her Tweets by scrolling through her personal timeline. I can see any Tweets and replies that she's made to anybody else, and I can also see any media that she's posted. In addition, the number that she's following, her followers, and her likes, are all clickable links.
Clicking on these links will allow me to see anybody that Freya is following. If I'm already following these users, it shows me in blue. I can hover my mouse over it and unfollow anybody. Alternatively, I can click on follow on somebody that I'm not already following. I can do the same thing in her followers tab. This is going to show me everybody who's following Freya. In fact, I can click on six followers that I know and see who we have in common.
I can also click to see all the thinks that Freya has liked. To easily unfollow Freya, I can hover my mouse over the Following button on the middle right hand side of the screen and click Unfollow. This will remove all of Freya's posts from my timeline. Clicking the gear icon next to the Following button will give me some additional things to do. I can Tweet directly to Freya, we'll be talking about these features in some upcoming videos but I'm interested in the ability to turn off Retweets.
If there's a user you'd like to follow and have their Tweets show up on your timeline, but you don't like the amount or the content of the things that they're retweeting, you can click Turn off Retweets. Any Retweets that that user makes won't show up on your timeline, however, any normal Tweets that they type will still show up. You can also choose to turn on mobile notifications. If you are using the Twitter client on your mobile phone, which is an app you can download, any time this particular user Tweets, you can get a text message. As you can see, there's a lot you can do from just one users profile.
And as always, click the Home button on the top left hand side of the screen to get back to your timeline.
- Understanding Twitter and microblogging
- Finding friends by searching your contacts
- Creating and viewing your Twitter profile
- Composing a tweet
- Creating a Twitter poll
- Using hashtags
- Deleting, pinning, and sharing tweets
- Navigating an individual tweet
- Interacting with tweets and users
- Exploring Twitter settings
- Creating a Twitter Moment
- Creating lists of Twitter users