Do you want to see content found on Twitter but do not want to sign up for a Twitter account? Unfortunately, in April this year, Twitter removed the Twitter Explorer page for unregistered users. The Twitter Explorer page allowed people to search and see trending topics on the whole Twitter platform, even without having to log in or register for an account.
Luckily, we can use a few unofficial tricks to explore Twitter without an account.
Ways to search/view Twitter without an account
The easiest way to explore Twitter without an account is by using a web portal called “Nitter.” Nitter is a free and open-source project that acts as a front-end alternative for Twitter. Donations from users fund the project, so it does not show any ads or require a subscription.
Additionally, Nitter heavily focuses on privacy. Because of this, no Twitter administrator or developer can track what you do on their website.
As you can see, on Nitter, you can search for anything on Twitter. You can search for any keyword, user name, or hashtag.
Go to Nitter.it
Google search Twitter
If you are searching for something specific on Twitter, the most efficient way to find it is by using the
site: operator on Google Search. When you use the
site: operator, Google only shows results from the site you typed on after the colon.
For example, if I want to look for information about the Titan submersible on Twitter, I’d type in Google Search
Titan submersible site:twitter.com.
Basically, you type the information you’d like to find on Twitter, press space, and type
This is a great way to find somewhat popular information posted on Twitter. The only downside is that you will not get results from content that Google has not already indexed. In that case, you should use the Nitter portal.
Find someone on Twitter without a username
To find someone on Twitter, you don’t have to know their username. When someone creates a Twitter account, one piece of information they must provide is their name. If you know that person’s name, you can use it to search on Twitter for their account. For example, Lebron James’s Twitter account is @KingJames. But if you search for his name Lebron James on Twitter, his @KingJames account will show up.