Is the "See Other Users’ Timelines" feature still available in the "new Twitter"?

In the Mashable write up, "Twitter Lets You See Other Users' Timelines", they show this Twitter feature where you can read the Tweets of someone else's following list as if you were using their account.

  • Doesn't seem to be available anymore. A "hack" would be to make a list with all/most of the friends of the "other user" and see what he/she sees without friending those people.
    – Alex
    Feb 23, 2012 at 12:50

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This view no longer exists. It's just gone.

Alternatively, look up who the Twitter user is following and add all those people to a list. You can add up to 500 per list.

You don't have to follow each of these people on the list, but when you view it (which can be made public or private) you will see a timeline of Tweets by users on that list.

The only thing you will miss are explicit replies to anyone if they don't use the trick of putting a character before the at sign (@).


There's no way to do this on the website; the feature was available briefly recently but disappeared again.

However, you can get exactly this functionality by using the desktop app TweetDeck (which is owned by Twitter).

Choose Add Column, then Home, then enter the username of the person whose timeline you want to see.

  • This doesn't seem to work anymore. Can only add "home" for a user that you have authenticated as.
    – Cory
    Apr 6, 2022 at 7:49

Read someone else's Twitter timeline: https://otherside.site

Create private list by default.

You can also try this free iOS 6.1+ app.

Mashable: ShadowMe App Lets You Pretend You're Someone Else on Twitter

Dead service
TwtRoulette - View your friend's home timeline

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