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3 Ways to Find Someone’s IP Address From Twitter (2024)

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3 Ways to Find Someone’s IP Address From Twitter (2024)

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Whether you’re trying to track down a scammer on Twitter, or someone’s tweet makes you want to meet them in real life, finding their IP address would be a place to start. In this post, we’ll show you how to search a Twitter user’s location info.

In July 2023, Twitter was rebranded as “X”. But don’t worry, you can still use the methods mentioned in this post.

Can you find someone’s IP from Twitter?

When you search on Google, you may come across some websites giving you a search box where you can track a Twitter user’s IP in real time.

But those tools will never work. When you use Twitter, all your internet traffic will be routed through Twitter servers. So normal interactions like tweeting, DM and liking posts won’t reveal the user’s IP address — Only the Twitter servers know the user’s IP address.

So the answer to the question is: No, you cannot find someone’s IP address through Twitter.

Besides, if you’re trying to locate someone, finding their IP addresses will be meaningless. IP addresses are scarce resources, and sometimes one address can shared among thousands of people. And by tracking the IP address, the best you can get will be just a street address.

But don’t worry. While you can’t get the IP address from a Twitter username, you can use the methods below to try to find a Twitter user’s location info.

Method 1: Use a people search tool

To trace a Twitter user’s name and location, you can try searching the username on people search engines. They have a wealth of social media data that can help you find information about the account owner.

1. BeenVerified

Reverse username search requires a large amount of online and offline data. And BeenVerified is one of the few that offers this service. By searching with a Twitter username on BeenVerified, you may figure out who’s behind the account, where they currently live and how many accounts they have on 50+ social media platforms.

  1. Go to the BeenVerified search page.
  2. Enter the Twitter username (without “@”) and click Search.
  3. Wait for BeenVerified to search the databases. Once it locates a match, you’ll see all the available info associated with the Twitter username, which could include the real namecurrent address and phone number of the owner.
Note that your actual report may contain more or fewer data, as the tool only helps you find the person’s available information online. (For example, younger people tend to have fewer records.)

If you can’t find the data you need with BeenVerified, try other search tools below.

2. Spokeo

Starting out as a social media aggregator, Spokeo is now developed into a full-fledged people search tool with billions of records. By looking up a username, you could get detailed information about the account owner, such as phone numbers, photos, a timeline of address history and more.

  1. Go to Spokeo.
  2. Enter the Twitter username and click Search Now.
    Spokeo search by username
  3. Wait for Spokeo to flip through millions of records. Once it finds a match, it’ll generate a report containing all the available information, which could reveal the owner’s name, photos and profiles on 120+ social networks.

3. Social Catfish

Social Catfish is a powerful search engine as well as a dating investigation service. It has a versatile search mechanism that allows you to search with a username or a profile image to gain insights about the Twitter user you’re looking for.

  1. Go to Social Catfish.
  2. Enter the Twitter username and click Search.
  3. Once it locates a match, you’ll see all the available information about the Twitter user, which could include the real name, current address and other social media profiles.
  4. You can also search with the user’s profile or shared images. Social Catfish will try to recognize the photo and locate all the similar matches.

Method 2: Use an IP sniffer

Though IP addresses won’t help much in finding a user’s location, if you know what you can do with an IP address, there’s still a simple trick to get it. To be more specific, you can use an online IP sniffer like Grabify to generate a tracking link. Once the user clicks the link the IP address will be recorded.

See also: How to get someone’s IP address without a link

  1. First you need to prepare a normal link to reduce suspicion. For example you can use a YouTube video link.
  2. Go to Grabify. Paste the link in the box and click Create URL.
  3. Grabify will generate a tracking link (see New URL). But we’re not ready yet. To make your link look normal, click View Other link Shorteners.
  4. Choose a shortener to generate a new shortened tracking link.
  5. Send the link to the Twitter user. Improvise the content to make the link look inviting.
  6. When someone clicks the link, you’ll see the logged IP address on Grabify.
Do not use other people’s IP address for illegal purposes, such as flooding or scanning web services with Nmap.

Method 3: Search the username on other social networks

You can also look for clues in other online platforms. To find the same user on other social networks, you can check the tweet history and look for traces. Instagram and Facebook posts may reveal the approximate location of the user.

Another way is to search the Twitter username on other websites. Since the majority of us use the same username from site to site, you may just hit the jackpot with just a few clicks.

Final words

If you’re trying to find a Twitter user’s location, instead of wasting time on tracing the user’s IP address, you can try searching the username on social platforms and social media search tools to see if you can pull any useful data. But remember: respect other’s privacy and never use the found information for illegal purposes. 

FAQs

exclamation-blueThere’s no guarantee you’ll find the information you’re looking for with the tools discussed in this article. They all source their information from publicly available data sources, such as county, state and federal courts, government departments, and police records, and those sources may contain incorrect or incomplete data. It’s illegal to use these tools to make decisions about employment, admission, consumer credit, insurance, tenant screening, or any other purpose that would require FCRA compliance. Read the Fair Credit Reporting Act to learn more....

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Marcus brings a wealth of expertise to SuperEasy with his diverse background. Over the past three years, he has contributed hundreds of insightful articles on various topics such as technology, deal hunting, and life hacks. With a strong expertise in technology, he has helped many readers troubleshoot technical issues and tackle other real world challenges. In addition to his in-depth computer knowledge, Marcus is also a dab hand at programming and web development, which makes him a pro at online research and data mining.

Outside of work, he manages dozens of cloud servers and homelabs, which gives him valuable insights into networking and cybersecurity yet constantly keeps him awake at night. Apart from his technology background, Marcus is also a seasoned fitness enthusiast with seven years of experience in crafting tailored fitness and diet plans. Financial-wise, he's well-versed in the world of credit cards. With a passion for personal finance he is always on the hunt for tricks to maximize rewards and save money.

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