Twitter is a great way to keep in touch with friends, family, and other people you know. It’s also a great way to share your thoughts and ideas with the world. But did you know that Twitter can also be used to track down someone’s username history? In this blog post, we are going to show you how to find Twitter username history. Let’s get started!
Even after your Twitter accounts are deleted and gone forever, you can often keep track of your username progressions and get a sense of what other users are up to. It’s more difficult for deleted accounts, but it’s simple with currently active, public accounts.
The downside is that if you’re hoping for a one-click application that combines old Twitter usernames instantly, you’ll be disappointed. It requires varying levels of investigation, and there’s a learning curve.
The decision to learn the procedure is contingent on the extent to which you’d like to know about the data. If you decide to go through this guide, it will help you learn about sifting through Twitter to find out the most obscure information and gain an incredible understanding of how susceptible individuals are to being viewed, even in retrospect.
So, without further ado, here are some ways to trace a user’s previous usernames.
3 Easy methods To Twitter Username History
Bookmarking your unique ID
Before we go over the method, let’s set out a brief scenario.
This method won’t assist you in tracking the previous Twitter username changes. It will allow you to keep track of the evolution of their usernames in the future. If you suspect that a person has been involved in a crime, then this is the ideal technique to employ.
The first step to completing it is to copy the URL in the following paragraph to paste in an entirely fresh browser tab (Do not enter the URL until you have it).
You can now open another tab and go to http://tweeterid.com/ or another Twitter user ID generator tool.
The next step is to go to the Twitter account you wish to monitor and copy the current username, then paste it in the field above, and click convert. You’ll be presented with the Twitter account’s unique ID.
Copy the ID number and then, on the first tab that you open, paste that ID’s code at the beginning of the URL.
For instance, the account’s unique ID is 180970645; the URL will now be https://twitter.com/intent/user?180970645=
Now press enter. Once you have done so, Twitter’s user account will be displayed on your display.
After you’ve found the user’s website, bookmark it and then close it. Anything the person does on the account right now, as long as their unique ID doesn’t change, will allow us to locate them easily.
We discussed the future in the past, so how can we assist those who prefer to think about the past?
If you search for a username on Twitter, the website will show every tweet on the account currently sporting the username. The problem is that each result is displayed as if it were posted under the current username. That means previous usernames cannot be seen. Therefore, you will not be able to search for results or mentions for any previously used usernames of you are not already aware of.
If people are caught committing fraud on Twitter and subsequently banned, they’ll likely alter their usernames for the exact reason. Scammers are aware that users are likely to look up their tweets and tweets to prove their deeds. They change their usernames since they wish to keep all the complaints they’ve faced in the past hidden.
Conversation reversal can reveal any username changes if the account is live but not private, and the user hasn’t removed past tweets. Conversation reversal is simply the discovery of the old conversational tweet by your selected user and then tapping to view the conversation. The original username will appear in tweets forming the other side of the conversation.
In this case, for instance, if the @naijaphotovibes username was previously @afriupdate, then your tweets will show up under the username @naijaphotovibes but any tweets you send to him will be viewed as being sent to his former username, which was @afriupdate. So, you’ll be able to look up the replies to @afriupdate as well as @naijaphotovibes to ensure that he is a good user on Twitter.
However, how do you tell when a change in usernames occurred, so you know what old conversations to tap into? No one wants to go through multiple tweets, randomly tapping around, isn’t it?
Let’s take a look at the step-by-step instructions on how to complete it.
1. Begin by copying and pasting the term below into Twitter’s Twitter Search bar.
2. Make sure you do the searches using a desktop computer. Click on Other options > Twitter.
This is all you have to do. It’s so simple to do, isn’t it? It’s only two steps. Let’s examine how the third method works.
In the case above, the username from before might be displayed as plain text rather than as a hyperlink, and that can help you locate it. However, this isn’t always the situation.
What happens is: if the original username no longer exists on Twitter, the account will drop its link and display the username in plain text, like this: @NaijaphotoVibes.
If the prior username has been taken over by a different person and therefore does once again exist on Twitter (but is associated with another account), the username will display as a link, such as @NaijaphotoVibes.
Summary | Twitter Username History
All the search-related commands that we’ve examined in this article could allow you to access a massive amount of information from Twitter, which, for the most part, people thought was not available anymore. However, you have to utilize your mind and use your detective skills. Fortunately, there are resources available.
There’s nothing important that doesn’t leave a kind of permanent impression. If you’re concerned enough about someone to look for their old username, you’re likely to find you’ll be able to trace it to find it. Best of luck in your search.