Twitter Explore

Twitter Explore is a tab that shows curated content, specially designed by the algorithm to fit the user’s interests.

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How to access Twitter Explore

To access the Explore tab from the Twitter mobile app, simply tap on the magnifying glass icon at the bottom of your phone.

To access the Explore page from the computer, click on the # hashtag icon on the left side of the screen.

What does Twitter Explore show

Visiting the Explore tab is similar to visiting Instagram’s explore page.

Based on your activity on the platform, Twitter will show you content the algorithm thinks you’ll enjoy the most.

Factors like your location and app settings also influence the content you see.

Explore tabs categories

Upon accessing the Twitter Explore page, you will see that the page is sectioned into different categories.

Some of the most common categories are:

Trends for you

Content comprised of popular hashtags, trending subjects, or updates that Twitter thinks you’ll be interested in.


Here Twitter showcases what is going on in the world at the present time. This category can encompass top Twitter subjects like sports, music, politics, or other interests of the user.

Who to follow

Here Twitter suggests various accounts that you can follow, based on the information gathered about your profile activity.

To receive updates and news that are not tied to your current location, you can change your Twitter location to see what’s happening in other countries. Use the Settings icon in the Explore tab to do so.

On September 1st, 2020, Twitter announced adding more context to Trends in countries like Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Egypt, France, India, Ireland, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Saudi Arabia, Spain, the United Kingdom, the United Arab Emirates, and the United States.

Trending tweets come with a little extra body of text that explains the context of the subject tweeted.

For more personalized, improved results, Twitter suggests using the platform often, so that the algorithm gets the chance to know you better.