How to Export Twitter Followers

Export Twitter followers of any public Twitter account easily with BirdSong Analytics.

Just follow these 5 simple steps:

Step 1. Search for the Twitter account in the box below
Step 2. Select account, check price & report run time
Step 3. Add to basket, register your account & pay by card
Step 4. We will email the report & follower export to you
Step 5. Open export in Excel, Pages or upload to Google Sheets

You can buy just one report or discounted packages of four credits or more. See for more.

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With BirdSong Analytics you can export all the Twitter followers of any public Twitter account to csv. Each report includes:

  • A Twitter follower data export with over 20 data fields for each follower (see below for details)
  • A data export of the last 3,200 tweets for your own analysis
  • A download of the profiles of the accounts that it follows
  • Over 30 key metrics in easy to read tables and charts

There is no account size or volume limit on our Twitter follower exports. Prices are based on the number of account followers/following using a simple credit system.

You don’t need to sign up for a monthly subscription and we won’t ask you to log in with your social media account. Just pay for the Twitter follower exports you need.

Our exports & data have been used by the following publications

The Guardian Retail Week Grazia Inc Moz Marketing Land
Twitter follower exports for any public account

Follower Exports for any public account

You can use this data to carry out your own analysis of the account's followers. We provide follower name, URL, Bio, no of followers, no of following, location, latest tweet and more.

No account limit for follower exports

No Follower Size Limits

There is no size or volume restrictions on the exports. Larger accounts cost more and take longer to run.

Pay as you go Twitter analytics

Pay as you go

Just buy the exports you need, when you need them. With BirdSong Twitter Analytics there are no monthly fees, no ongoing commitment and no restrictions on how many accounts you can export.

Analytics for any public account

Follower Analysis included

Use our included follower analysis to learn more about the audience including timezone, language and gender.

What data will I get with my Twitter follower export?

When you export Twitter followers,  you will get data in some or all of the following fields:

  • ID
  • Screen Name/Twitter Handle (e.g. @jamieriddell)
  • Real name of the account holder
  • Gender, where identifiable (based on first name look up)
  • Timezone
  • Twitter URL (link to the Twitter profile)
  • Biography
  • Followers count
  • Following count
  • URL (where a URL is provided in the Twitter biography)
  • Expanded URL (i.e. the original URL before it was shortened to
  • The date when the Twitter account was created
  • Location (If provided by the user)
  • Language
  • Platform
  • Whether the account is private or not.
  • Whether the account is officially verified.
  • Number of tweets
  • The most recent tweet
  • The date of the most recent tweet (updated for easier ranking)
  • Active Y/N (A BirdSong measure based on the number of Tweets in the past three months)
  • Listed Count (How many lists does this account appear in?)
  • Active/Inactive

Please note that not all fields on Twitter are compulsory for the account holder to complete, so you won’t always get ALL the data from an export. To start using Twitter, a user can simply provide an email address and create a username. They don’t even need to fill in the first name, last name.  If you use BirdSong Analytics to export Twitter follower data,  we can only provide the data that those followers have included!

*Note: You cannot export email addresses of Twitter followers. Twitter does not provide this information. However, you may want to read this workaround.

Export Twitter Followers: What can I do with my Follower Exports?

Here are 10 ways that you can use your Twitter follower exports:

1. To find Twitter influencers

Identifying the followers of one or more accounts will help you create a target list of potential influencers. You can start with an export of just one account or cross reference multiple account followers for a better picture of brand affinity or influence.

2. To carry out your own analysis of the Twitter follower data  

You can use the data to analyze the Twitter account’s followers. Learn more about who they are by analyzing follower names, URLs, Bios, genders, locations, timezone, languages, latest tweets and more.

3. To backup your Twitter Followers

Twitter can provide you with an impressive archive of tweets, but it CANNOT provide you with an archive of your followers. Using BirdSong Analytics to export Twitter followers will give you a backup of all your followers and their profiles for offline storage or use at a later date.

4. To Benchmark Twitter Follower statistics

You can export Twitter followers from your own or other public accounts on different dates (e.g. 6 months apart). Use the first report to provide a benchmark for pre-campaign analysis and the second for post-campaign analysis. This can be helpful for pre and post-marketing analysis or for measuring change or additional Twitter follower profiles.

(NB we don’t provide follower tracking)

Another way to benchmark is to export Twitter followers of two or multiple public accounts for offline analysis. Most follower comparison tools like FollowerWonk can’t handle large accounts.

With a follower export or two, and some nifty excel magic, you could be generating insights such as follower overlap profiles and more. This is a smart way to get more from your data.

5. To obtain data for Moving or Merging Twitter Accounts

Unfortunately, unlike Facebook, there is no way to merge two accounts on Twitter. If you are moving Twitter accounts you will need to export the original account’s followers which you can then use to create a target follower list. This could be a simple follow of the original accounts or the creation of a tailored audience for Twitter ads.

6. To start Data Analysis and Augmentation

A Twitter handle can tell you a lot about a person, brand or company. Download the Twitter followers of that account to .csv to create a set of data that can be integrated into other tools you may have, or our bespoke team can help you to expand the profiles to find connected social media accounts.

Depending on your requirements this may also be cross referenced with your existing database of email subscribers and any Twitter profiles you have already collected.

7. To gain Competitor Insights

There is nothing to stop you exporting the Twitter followers of your public competitors. Do it, be nosey. Do some social forensics, investigate them and BirdSong tools can provide some excellent insights. This could become extremely advantageous when trying to get an edge over potential business rivals or to try to discover why a brand is performing the way it is.

8. To start advertising to Twitter Tailored Audiences

Twitter now lets you create tailored audience lists. With BirdSong Analytics, you can be populating these lists with your own Twitter data exports. Read more about creating tailored audiences here.

9. To generate leads  

Every Twitter profile can include a URL. This URL could link to a variety of wonderful websites, an up and coming blog, the possibilities here really are endless! With the full URL available (not the URL) on every Twitter account export, you can gain a large database of potential websites to review.

Using your own tools, these URLs could prove valuable for sourcing new leads and generate new business.

10. To measure the impact of marketing promotions or competitions

You can create a ‘follow to win’ promotion or competition on Twitter and if you export the Twitter followers before and after the competition you can identify who joined since the first report.  

Our bespoke team is on hand if you need more complex Twitter follower analysis or cross-referencing.


1. How do I start exporting Twitter Followers?

Export Twitter followers of any public Twitter account effortlessly with BirdSong Twitter Analytics.

Just follow these 5 easy steps:

  1. Use the search bar to preview the associated Twitter accounts  
  2. Select the Twitter account you want, check the price and report run time
  3. Add to basket, register your account with a few simple details and pay with a credit/debit card
  4. We will email the report and follower export to you when they are ready
  5. Open the Twitter follower export in Excel, Pages or upload to Google Sheets


2. Is there a limit to the number of followers I can export?

No, with BirdSong Analytics, there is no size limit to the number of account followers/following that our reports can export for Twitter accounts.  Larger exports simply cost more and may take longer to run.

3. Can I run reports on other Twitter accounts?

Yes, BirdSong Analytics has been designed to analyze any public account with Twitter Follower/Following Exports without the need for you to have administrator access to them. This is one of our many USP’s.

4. Can I augment the Twitter Follower Data?

Yes, we can help you associate Twitter accounts with other social networks as part of our bespoke projects.

5. Can I export Twitter Followers to .CSV?

Yes, Twitter provides the data in a textual format. BirdSong Analytics takes that data and converts it into .csv which are easily downloadable. A standard .csv can only handle 65,000 rows (newer versions can handle millions but we need to work for everyone.) Depending on the size of follower accounts we will provide multiple CSV’s, available in a zip folder.

6. Can I export Twitter followers to Excel, Numbers or Google Docs?

Yes, we provide a .csv download for each Twitter account export. You can save this directly to your desktop. The .csv can be opened in Excel, Open Office, Pages or uploaded to Google Docs, Dropbox or cloud storage of your choice.

7. Can I use Twitter follower exports to create a large dataset?

Yes, Our exports are .csv which is globally compatible for importing the data into other applications. This means you can produce large spreadsheets to house the data and organize it in a way that best suits you.

8.  Can I export Twitter Lists?

Yes, you can. For any list available you will have access to three major categories:

  • Creator – this is the person that created the list.
  • Subscribers – the list of people who follow the Twitter list.
  • Members – people that are currently in the list.

Each person in this list will have the Twitter data available to be exported. You can export Twitter lists here.

9. Can I export the followers from other social networks?

Yes, You can export all the followers and following for any public Instagram account. Click here to learn more about Instagram follower exports. Facebook fans are private unless they interact with the page. Then you will be able to see the active users but not easily export the data. Linkedin has some limited data you can access.

10. What other Social Data Can BirdSong Analytics Offer?

The Twitter follower/following exports are part of any Twitter Analytics report which includes greater insights into when the account is tweeting, the best time to tweet and greater follower profiling. You can learn more about our Twitter Analytics here.

BirdSong Analytics provides a range of social media analytics, check them out:

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About Twitter’s own Exports

When you register with Twitter and turn on the analytics for your account, you will be able to access some useful data about it and how your tweets resonate with your audience. You will also be able to request an archive of your Tweets. 

You cannot export your followers/following lists to .csv nor can you do this for any other Twitter account.

This is where BirdSong Analytics can help. With our tool, you can buy reports to look at the Twitter analytics for other accounts and see how they are using the channel and export the Twitter followers of any public account. This allows you to research the Twitter statistics for clients, competitors and other public accounts that you are interested in.

How to Export Twitter Followers
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