I have a confession to make: I am not an early adopter. I didn’t get into Twitter until my colleague made me and I’ve been on it ever since! However, once you begin following other people, you need to be careful that they aren’t just spammers or fake accounts. There are some methods that you can ensure that your followers are real people who are also interested in what you’re writing about.

Making Twitter Friends

Take some time to explore.

Twitter is a very large social network with a lot of users, and it can be hard to navigate. There are some things you can do to explore the Twitterverse and get acclimated with the community.

  • Follow people: The best way to get started on Twitter is by following other users. This will allow you to see what they’re posting, who they are interacting with, and what sort of content they like (and don’t like). It’s also a good way to figure out how others use Twitter!
  • Follow hashtags: Hashtags are used as labels or tags for tweets on the platform (similarly to Facebook’s “#hashtag”). They make content easier to discover because anyone searching for related topics can easily discover them—and vice versa! A quick search of ‘#twitter’ yields over 1 million results; there’s definitely something here for everyone!
  • Follow topics: Users often post about specific topics in their tweets; these themes may even evolve into trending topics over time (like #breakingnews). If you follow these types of conversations regularly then all sorts of new information will be available when reading through your feed each day/weekend evening/monthly cycle—whatever works best for YOU.”

Engage with your audience

  • Respond to people’s questions. When someone asks you a question on Twitter, respond with a thoughtful answer. People are more likely to engage with your content and will follow you in the future if they see that you have good answers for their questions.
  • Respond to people’s comments and complaints. If someone tweets at you about a topic relevant to your company, respond and engage with them! You can offer an comment or ask them if there are any other questions they want answered before offering advice or help.
  • Respond even when they don’t expect it! The best way to engage with others is by being consistently helpful—and this means responding even when someone doesn’t expect it (like when they tag another person instead of tagging you). When someone tags another person that isn’t part of the conversation, send them an @mention letting them know how much value they add by including other people in their Tweets—and let them know how much value YOU add by responding so consistently!

Grow Your Twitter by Building genuine & meaningful relationships

As with any other social networking platform, it is essential to create genuine relationships. To do this, you must be a good listener and be authentic in your interactions. Be genuine and honest in your interactions with others on Twitter.

Be a good listener.

If you want to make friends with people on Twitter, the first thing you need to do is listen. It may sound easy, but it can be hard to actually do.

Listening takes an open mind and a willingness to hear what others are saying. There are two kinds of listening: passive and active. Passive listening is when you don’t really care about what’s being said; active listening means that you’re taking in every word someone says, processing it and responding accordingly. You can learn more about active vs passive listening on the internet.

Do not be afraid to reach out.

Reach out to people you admire. Reach out to people you want to connect with. Reach out to people you want to help.

Reach out to people you want learn from and collaborate with, as well. If a person has a specific expertise that is relevant or interesting to you, it’s never too early in your relationship with them to distribute some of what they know and ask if they’d be eager teach you more about it at some point in the future (perhaps over coffee?).

If all else fails, just say something nice! A quick one-line tweet complimenting someone on their work can be enough for them reply back by thanking you for reaching out—and then things begin rolling from there!

Distribute uplifting, positive thoughts.

  • Distribute uplifting, positive thoughts.
  • Distribute positive news.
  • Tweet positive quotes.
  • Post positive memes.
  • Distribute uplifting images from around the web that support your brand’s values and mission (e.g., a photo of an animal rescued from an animal shelter).
  • Distribute links to videos related to your industry or profession that support your brand’s values and mission (e.g., an inspirational TED talk about composting).

Listen for methods you can offer help.

In order to make friends on Twitter, listen closely to what people are saying and then ask questions about their interests. It’s essential that you listen for methods that you can be helpful by offering resources or sharing relevant information. This will show others that you care about them and are eager to go above and beyond for the mutual advantage of everyone involved.

  • Be a good listener: Listen actively so that when someone reaches out in a tweet or DM, they know they have your full attention!
  • Be helpful: Twitter is all about connecting with other people who distribute similar interests or goals—but it’s not just about getting as many followers as efficient…it’s also about building relationships with people who distribute common values/interests!

It’s useless to have a gigantic audience but no interactions

If you want to make friends on Twitter, then this article will help you out. You can use it as a guide or simply skim through the different sections to discover what you’re looking for.

Twitter is a great place to make friends with other people who are interested in the same things as you. It’s also a great place to network, discover new clients and opportunities, get followers and grow your audience. As I said before: if someone follows me on Twitter just because they want some of my advice, then that’s fine by me!

Get online early, and stay online late.

The first step to making Twitter friends is getting online when your audience is. If you’re a company, this might mean checking the app when you first wake up, or keeping it open all day long while you work or go about daily activities. The key to finding out when your audience is online is research—you can use tools like Twitteroid or Buffer’s analytics dashboard to see what times of day are most famous for tweeting by looking at your followers’ posting habits and seeing what times they tend to tweet most frequently. If you’re interested in making friends with other users who live in different time zones than yours, check out TweetDeck’s “world clock” feature for an easy way to view tweets from all over the globe!

Twitter is a helpful network for making friends in the same field as you.

You can use Twitter to make friends, network and discover opportunities in your field.

Twitter is a brilliant way to grow your audience by connecting with other people who have similar interests and goals as you do.


We hope these tips will help you make some new friends on Twitter. Of course, there are many other methods to interact with others online and in real life. One of the best methods to make friends is through face-to-face interactions, so be sure to get out there! We’re sure that if you follow the advice we shared here—or even just one piece of it—you’ll be able to discover people who distribute common interests with you and begin new friendships from there.