How to Contact a Twitter Account Owner

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Your options for contacting a Twitter user are limited. Your contact with users who do not follow you is limited to using the "@" symbol; by placing the "@" before the username (i.e., @username), the user will receive your message on their Twitter page as a "mention." If a user does follow you, then you can send him a private message via Twitter. Twitter does not display a user's email address, though they do allow users to share their website URLs in their profile.

  • Send a message to the person in question mentioning her in a tweet using the "@" symbol followed by her username, i.e., "@username," followed by the body of your tweet. Keep in mind that your tweet is limited to 140 characters, including the length of the username, and that your tweet will be public.

  • Go to the user's profile and click the "Message" button to send the user a private message. You can only send private messages to users who follow you, and private messages are also limited to 140 characters.

  • Visit the user's profile. If the user has a website listed on his profile, you can see if she has a contact email available on her website.

Tips & Warnings

  • Messages that use "@," also called "mentions," will arrive to the user's "mentioned" list either on the Twitter website or in whatever program he uses to access his Twitter account; he will be able to see who sent the message and reply in turn, if he chooses to do so.
  • Do not use a space after the "@" symbol, or the message will not arrive to the user's "Mentioned" list.
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