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Twitter Shadowban Tester

If you are looking to test whether you are banned on Twitter, there is a new way to check which we have outlined below. New Twitter rules are starting to take effect and you should read this post to find out more and get in the know!

Twitter Shadowban Test

Recent changes at Twitter have made it much harder to detect if your account has been restricted. The main aim of our tester was to provide a way to help users if they had been restricted and show them practical ways to remove the ban.

On the 21st of May 2018 we received reports that the original tester was not working properly with some searches and we are still working on it and it will be live shortly!

In the meantime, you should check out the other tester we are currently working on and give us some suggestions on how to improve it!

New Twitter Rules

Earlier in 2018, Jack Dorsey, Twitter CEO tweeted that there would be new ways of doing things on the platform and this signaled a change in the algorithms and many features.

Recently, Twitter released a blog post about the changes in a bit more detail.

Our New Tester

We have launched a new product that will give you greater insight into your Twitter activity and help you avoid getting restricted in the future. You can access this product here If you would like to learn more about this product, please get in touch with us on Twitter @nicebrainsltd, we would love to hear your suggestions.

Our aim is to help prevent trolling and negative behavior online. Most Twitter users are simply not aware of Twitter’s guidelines and do not understand how their behavior affects other people online.

By creating this tool that gives people insight into their Twitter behavior, we can help them understand how to behave online to meet new Twitter guidelines.

Using Twitter in 2018

Twitter has changed a lot. During it’s early years it has been plagued with trolling and abusive behavior which led a lot of people to stay away from it! They are now taking steps to rectify this issue. Here are some facts for you –15% of Twitter users are bots!

Twitter InfographicHow To Check If You Are Banned

We have been writing about the Shadowban since September 2017! Since our original twitter shadowban post, we have learned all the various ways you can check if you have been banned or restricted. The Twitter community has also been sharing their tips with us.

Below are all the ways you can check if your Twitter account has been restricted in any way. If you have any new methods, share it with us in the comments below.

Step 1

The easiest way to check if you are banned is to log out of your Twitter account and visit the Twitter search page which can be accessed at You can also Google Twitter search and it will pop up.

Once you land on the search page, simply search for your Twitter handle and wait for your name to pop up. If you don’t pop up, hit search and see if any of your tweets or replies show up.

This is the first check. If you don’t show up, that might be a clue that you have been hidden from search, you can learn how to remove the ban from our online course.

Step 2

If you did the search and you did indeed show up and you can find your tweets, great! You have not been hidden from search, but some of your tweets might have been!

According to new Twitter guidelines, you might be removed from search if you consistently mention accounts that don’t follow you in your tweets.

You can also get removed from search if Twitter suspects you to be creating multiple accounts from the same location. The point if all this is to remove all types of spam on the platform and Twitter thinks this is the best way to do it.

Step 3

The final check you can do to detect if you have been restricted is to ask friends if they can see your tweets and replies. If they look through their feed or tweeted at you and don’t get any replies, you probably have been restricted.

If you would like to find out more about our new tester, please get in touch with us using the form below.

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