Why Can't I Find My Friend on Twitter?

By Aaron Wein

Use different methods to find friends on Twitter.
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Twitter helps provide a different level of social networking interaction, giving people access to instant status updates or breaking news from news outlets, professional athletes or celebrities. You can also stay in touch with friends through Twitter by following your friends' pages. Of course, this starts with you actually finding your friend's username. Twitter provides two different methods for searching for a friend: by name or email address. If you cannot find your friend using one of the methods, try the other.

Step 1

Log in to Twitter and click the "Discover" button at the top of the page.

Step 2

Click "Find Friends" to view the Find Friends page.

Step 3

Type your friend's full name or username into the "Search" field and click "Search Twitter." Or if you can't locate your friend by name, you can search by email address. Click "Search Contacts" next to your desired email provider, enter your username and password and click "Allow."

Step 4

Click "Follow" next to your friend's name to follow him. If you do not want to follow him, click your friend's name and click "Go To Full Profile" to browse the person's profile.