Allow viewing of timelines of private profiles of people you follow
Hootsuite is the ONLY Twitter app I have in which I can't view the timelines of the people I follow if their profile is set to private. Even though their profile is private, I am STILL supposed to be able to view their timeline because I am actually following them. Hootsuite is the only Twitter app that doesn't allow you to view private timelines of the people you follow. That really sucks. This needs to be fixed immediately.
Really wish Hootsuite would show timeline of private accounts that you're following. Kind of frustrating.
If you follow a protected twitter account, their tweets will show up in your Home Feed. At this time, timelines from the profile pop-up are pulled through a public search and are unable to pull private users tweets.
We’ll look at changing this functionality soon! Thanks for your feedback.
wauw, 10 months later and still nothing's changed
I agree with this. I can't even look at my own wife's (who is a teacher) timeline because she has her tweets set to private so that her students can search for her. I (and I am assuming many others) would like to be able to see me friends timeline no matter what their settings are if they are allowing me to follow them even though they are set to private.
Well of course private tweets are unable to be viewed in search streams...and they shouldn't be due to the fact that the person has made their tweets private to prevent the public from viewing them. So I do understand that.
I just don't understand why Hootsuite, which happens to be a GREAT app that has so many different features (and more being added), doesn't allow us to view private Twitter timelines of the people we're actually following. I can't even view my own girlfriend's Twitter timeline because her tweets are set to private...and of course I'm following my girlfriend. So will Hootsuite be fixing this soon?