Twitter’s New Feature Allows You to See How Many People Viewed Your Tweet

Twitter’s new feature lets you see how many people have seen your tweets. The past few months have proved confusing for Twitter users. With Elon Musk as the new CEO, and with the controversial acquisition of the social media platform in late October, Twitter has seen some big changes in terms of feature and policy updates.

Twitter's new feature lets you see how many people have seen your tweets

The most recent example of a notable departure from Twitter was the decision that restricted what Twitter described as “free promotion of certain social media platforms. While Twitter quickly backtracked on this rule, the policy quickly prevented people from sharing links to competing social media platforms such as Mastodon, Instagram or Facebook.

Latest features of Twitter

With Elon Musk as CEO, Twitter promised several new features including some long-claimed features such as the ability to write very long posts or edit tweets. By November 2022, Musk also shared his vision for what he refers to as Twitter 2.0, where the platform gets better advertising ways for brands, enables end-to-end encryption in DMs, and revamps Twitter’s paid Blue subscription service.

However, the revamped Twitter Blue subscription quickly ran into trouble, after which Twitter decided to roll back the feature. In early December, Musk relaunched Twitter Blue subscriptions to those who paid for the service, offering them a “verified” checkmark and access to exclusive features.

Another feature that was discussed by Elon Musk when he first acquired the franchise was to let users see a view count for tweets. The features were scheduled to arrive on December 22, 2022 and were supposed to roll out to users around the world.

Twitter now shows view counts for individual tweets

On December 22, 2022, several users on Twitter reported seeing a view counter on individual tweets. The view counter becomes more visible when users click and expand their tweets. Accounts that have received this feature, may find that they can see the counter right next to the “Like” and “Retweet” buttons.

Later in the day, Musk said the “View Counter” feature has finally started rolling out to everyone. He said the feature will enable users to know how “alive” the social media platform is.

Twitter Video Counter

Twitter already had a feature similar to this, and it had been on videos uploaded to the platform for quite some time. However, you should note that the feature is completely different from the “Tweet Analytics” feature that has been available for several years now.

While this feature enabled users to check how well their tweet performed, it was always a few clicks away and not directly visible. Another key difference with the new view counter is that, unlike analytics, view counts are visible to everyone.

It seems that not all Twitter users have received the view counter update at the moment. Although Twitter hasn’t confirmed it yet, it seems as if the feature is being rolled out in stages across the Twitter user base.


Why has Twitter changed in 2022?

Among the most important Twitter updates coming in 2022 are the potential expansion of a subscription service called Twitter Blue and other features designed to make the platform much easier and safer to use.

Do people still use Twitter in 2022?

Twitter user and demographic statistics. Twitter has 23.8 million monetizable daily active users as of Q2 2022.

How can I get old Twitter 2022?

Go to Twitter > More > Settings & Privacy > About Twitter. After that, go to “Directory”. You will open a new window. Tap “Home” and welcome to the old layout.

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