How to Request Someone Follow You on Twitter

By Maxwell Payne

Twitter is a social networking website that allows users to “tweet” messages up to 140 characters to their followers. Followers might be friends, fans, or just individuals interested in what you post on Twitter. In addition, you can follow other users, reply to others' messages and “tweets,” and post links. Some users will follow you if asked while others may find your Twitter profile and follow you based on interest.

Things You'll Need

  • Internet access

Step 1

Visit the Twitter profile of the person you want following you on Twitter. Click on the "Follow" button on their profile if you aren't already following them. Twitter users may reciprocate your following them by following you back.

Step 2

Talk to the person that you want to follow you on Twitter if you know them outside of Twitter. You can send them a message on Facebook, Myspace, instant messenger, or e-mail with a link to your twitter page and ask them to follow you.

Step 3

Use the @reply feature on Twitter. While logged into your Twitter account type the "@" symbol followed by the person's Twitter name that you want to follow you.For example: Enter "@person'stwittername" followed by a short message that states who you are or why you are contacting them. Keep in mind that @reply messages are seen by all those following you and show up as a "tweet."

Step 4

Place your Twitter profile link on your website, blog, Facebook page, MySpace page, or other social networking page. This will encourage visitors to these pages to see your Twitter page and give them the ability to follow you.

Tips & Warnings

  • Follow those who follow you. This reciprocation can lead to that person's followers seeing your profile link and profile feed. This can increase exposure and the chance that someone will follow you without you making a request to them.
  • Do not spam e-mail mailing lists, message boards, or mass message people on Twitter. This can lead to being banned from Twitter or ignored and blocked by users.