Twitter will now display your tweets’ view count on the platform.
By The Headlines, December 24, 2022 | 09:17 PM
Tweets will now show how many times they were viewed by clicking on the "Views" tab next to the message. Find out what people feel is important.
Twitter is rolling out a new thing which will show the number of views next to a tweet. It counts how many times it's been viewed on the site. The feature's been promised by Twitter owner Elon Musk and the roll-out has begun.
According to Twitter’s blog post, the number is meant to help users see how many people have seen a tweet. The View count appears next to the analytics icon on each tweet, as shown in the post. It is already visible in seven countries: United States, Canada, Brazil, France, Italy, Japan and Germany.
Twitter is rolling out View Count, so you can see how many times a tweet has been seen! This is normal for video.
Shows how much more alive Twitter is than it may seem, as over 90% of Twitter users read, but don’t tweet, reply or like, as those are public actions. — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 22, 2022
In a tweet, Musk wrote that “Twitter is rolling out View Count, so you can see how many times a tweet has been seen! He also added that “tweets are read ~100 times more than they are liked.”
The number of views a clip has is one of many metrics the team at Twitter are highlighting to show the platform continues to operate with high engagement. The number of views a tweet has is one of the metrics that Musk mentioned in another post claiming Twitter has also seen record-high engagement since he took over.
A Twitter spokesperson has clarified that the total number of views on any given tweet may not always be accurate because it doesn't count certain types of tweets, such as those that are part of Communities and Circle Tweet conversations, or ones that have come out recently.
Twitter has announced that "everyone" on the platform will be able to see the new visibility number. To clarify, this includes anyone who viewed the post and didn't even follow you.
"An author looking at their own tweet counts as a view," Try explaining that to your boss.
One can't really know for sure just how many people have seen a tweet. In fact, the article you linked to notes that "Twitter's public data may not keep track of all exposures the same way". For example, if someone sees the same tweet on their laptop and mobile phone it would be counted as two views."
Twitter has announced that users will now be able to see the number of views an account's live videos have received. These videos have been restricted to "approved followers," but that restriction has now been lifted.