Twitterbot

Operated by X. Last seen today.

What is Twitterbot?

About

Twitterbot is a fetcher operated by X. It's not currently classified as artificially intelligent or AI-related in any way. If you think this is incorrect or want to provide more detail, please contact us.

Detail

Website https://developer.twitter.com/en/docs/twitter-for-websites/cards/guides/troubleshooting-cards

Type

Fetcher
Fetches web content on behalf of an app

Expected Behavior

Fetchers visit websites on-demand. They're normally dispatched by apps to present metadata about a link (e.g. the title and thumbnail image) to a user.

Access Control

Using Robots.txt

User Agent Token Description
Twitterbot Should match instances of Twitterbot

You can block Twitterbot or limit its access by setting user agent token rules in your website's robots.txt.

# robots.txt
# This blocks Twitterbot

User-agent: Twitterbot
Disallow: /

Instead of editing your robots.txt manually, use the API or Wordpress plugin to keep your robots.txt up to date with the agent list automatically.

Get the Robots.txt

Insights

Other Websites

10%
of top websites are currently blocking Twitterbot in some way
Updated today