Twitter is one of the social networks that we use every day to write all kinds of content publicly, upload photos, share videos or to write private messages and have conversations with friends or acquaintances. But how do we know who has entered your Twitter? If you are concerned about the privacy or security of the social network, We explain how we can check it from your account.
We may mainly ask ourselves two questions about who has entered our Twitter. Or two ways to access. Who enters your Twitter to read you or see your content? Or also, who enters your Twitter or accesses your account with the intention of hacking it? Has someone stolen your data or your password? In any case, we explain how we can find out and what we can do to avoid it.
who sees your profile
Neither Twitter nor any other social network has options to know who comes to read us, who sees your profile on the social network or in the application nor in any other available client. We cannot know, although many applications or websites are going to promise us this, but they are, for the most part, scams that want to access our account or our data and that will not give us the expected result.
The only way to control who sees your profile on Twitter is to make it private so no one can follow you without giving your permission. But the only thing we will achieve is to decide who can read you and who cannot, but we cannot know who has entered our account to read our tweets at a specific time, for example, or who reads us or does not read us. There is no way to get it.
Who has accessed your account
The steps are simple and we access from settings:
- We open the Twitter settings
- Let’s go to the three points of “more options” on the web
- A dropdown menu will open
- We choose “Settings and privacy”
- Once inside the settings, look for “Security and access to the account”
- Three options will appear
- Applications and sessions
- Connected accounts
- Choose the last section “Connected accounts”
Here we will have four sections that we will explain in the following paragraphs: Connected applications, sessions, account access history and devices and applications that have logged in. These four sections or sections allow us to know who has entered your Twitter account or if someone has tried to steal from you.
In the first section of the security section we will see the connected applications or third-party applications to which you have granted access to your Twitter account. It is essential that you review this section periodically to make sure that there is no one who can tweet from our account on our behalf or that we have not unintentionally given permission to applications. When we give it, they will appear here in a list and we can revoke access whenever you want.
We can go looking one by one and revoking access until no application has access to your personal data.
Active sessions on Twitter
The second thing we can look at on Twitter is the active sessions we have. That is, on which computers or devices the application is open or the session is logged into our account. For example, if you have used a friend’s computer or if you have used the library or university computer. So we can make sure that we have not left anything open but we will also be able to know who has entered our Twitter account or if there is someone who is trying to read our messages or access our data to publish in it.
At the top we can see the current active session from which you are making the query. “You are signed in to this Twitter account on this device and are currently using it.” You will see the type of device it is (computer, mobile, operating system…) and its location. Click on it and you will be able to see more details such as where it is being accessed from. In the case of the example you see in the image below, from the Chrome browser.
At the bottom of “sessions” we can see other open sessions that have been used recently although they are not currently being used. You will see the different sessions on all kinds of devices. For example, as we see, in “Android” or in “Web” and the days or hours of its last use.
If you want to close all of them to avoid hacks or intruders in your account, simply go to the “close other sessions” section and click on the red letters that indicate “close all other sessions”. A pop-up window will appear for us to confirm if we want to close them or want to cancel the process.
Account access history
If we want to know who has entered and when they have entered, we can access the account access history. Of all the tools that the social network or application gives us, this section is the one that will best give us details about whether someone has entered our account or not. We will see the date, the time, the type of device (Android, iOS…) and we will see the IP address from which the account has been accessed.
With this we can make sure if it was us or not, we can know who has entered our Twitter account and from what device, at what time. The time will be definitive information to know if it was us or not since we can know for sure if at that moment we were accessing the social network of the little bird. If not, we can use data such as the IP address or its approximate geolocation, which will tell us who it could have been.
Signed in devices and apps
Finally, we can see the devices that have logged in but we can configure this option to appear or not. The steps are the same as the previous ones and we simply have to go to the configuration and security to access this section that will give us the details about the devices used to open Twitter.
As explained from the settings themselves, “This refers to the browsers, devices and information used by Twitter to personalize your experience. Include devices and browsers you didn’t use to log in to Twitter, as well as email addresses and phone numbers like the ones you linked to your Twitter account.